Baffled by the Snaffled Sandwich

Baffled by the Snaffled Sandwich
Genre: Picture book
Hmmm, that’s strange! A boy stands in the kitchen rather baffled - his sandwich has been snaffled! Hungry and confused, the boy sets off to discover the snack snatcher! Was it Bee? What about Cat, perhaps? Or maybe even Dog? Will the boy find his tasty sandwich?
About the Book

“Hmmm, that’s strange, I’m rather baffled.
My sandwich seems to have been snaffled!”

BEE
“Excuse me Bee, I’m rather baffled,
My sandwich seems to have been snaffled!”

“Buzzzz, not me! I’m bizz, bizz, busy,
Slurping drinks all sweet and fizzy!

“If I were you I’d make a bee-line,
For the sly and sneaky feline”

“So it wasn’t Bee, he’s bizz, bizz, busy,
Slurping drinks all sweet and fizzy!
But that still leaves me rather baffled,
How was my tasty sandwich snaffled?”

CAT
“Excuse me Cat, I’m rather baffled,
My sandwich seems to have been snaffled!”

“Meeeoow, not me! My purrrrfect dish,
Is a freshly caught, delicious fish!

“Purrrrhaps you should take my advice?
Where there’s food there’s always mice!”

“So it wasn’t Bee, he’s bizz, bizz, busy,
Slurping drinks all sweet and fizzy!
And it wasn’t Cat, her purrrrfect dish,
Is a freshly caught, delicious fish!
But that still leaves me rather baffled,
How was my tasty sandwich snaffled?”

MOUSE
“Excuse me Mouse, I’m rather baffled,
My sandwich seems to have been snaffled!”

“Squeak, not me! Now, if you please,
I’m right up to my knees in cheese!

“Perhaps the Dog’s the crafty crook,
And buried the sandwich that he took?”

“So it wasn’t Bee, he’s bizz, bizz, busy,
Slurping drinks all sweet and fizzy!
It wasn’t Cat, her purrrrfect dish,
Is a freshly caught, delicious fish!
And it wasn’t Mouse, now if you please,
He’s right up to his knees in cheese!
But that still leaves me rather baffled,
How was my tasty sandwich snaffled?”

DOG
“Excuse me Dog, I’m rather baffled,
My sandwich seems to have been snaffled!”

“Wooooff, not me! It’s widely known,
My favourite food’s a juicy bone!

“Perhaps the Tortoise did the deed,
Then left the scene at lightning speed?”

“So it wasn’t Bee, he’s bizz, bizz, busy,
Slurping drinks all sweet and fizzy!
It wasn’t Cat, her purrrrfect dish,
Is a freshly caught, delicious fish!
It wasn’t Mouse, now if you please,
He’s right up to his knees in cheese!
And it wasn’t Dog, it’s widely known,
His favourite food’s a juicy bone!
But that still leaves me rather baffled,
How was my tasty sandwich snaffled?”

TORTOISE
“Excuse me Tortoise, I’m rather baffled,
My sandwich seems to have been snaffled!”

“Hmmm…nooot….meee! I’mmm…nooot…yooour…thieeef…
I’dddd…raaaaather…muuunch…aaa…leeettuce…leeaaf!

“Peeerhaaaps…I’mmmm…beeeeiiiing…raaather…haaasty,
Buuuut…maaaaybe…Fffrrrog…fooouund…yoouur…fooood…taaastyy?”

“So it wasn’t Bee, he’s bizz, bizz, busy,
Slurping drinks all sweet and fizzy!
It wasn’t Cat, her purrrrfect dish,
Is a freshly caught, delicious fish!
It wasn’t Mouse, now if you please,
He’s right up to his knees in cheese!
It wasn’t Dog, it’s widely known,
His favourite food’s a juicy bone!
And it wasn’t Tortoise, he’s no thief,
Heee’d…raaaaather…muuunch…aaa…leeettuce…leeaaf!
But that still leaves me rather baffled,
How was my tasty sandwich snaffled?”

FROG
“Excuse me Frog, I’m rather baffled,
My sandwich seems to have been snaffled!”

“Riiibbbet, not me! I have just eyes,
For juicy flies, all shapes and size!

“Perhaps you should be more suspicious,
Of a Pig that finds ALL food delicious?”

“So it wasn’t Bee, he’s bizz, bizz, busy,
Slurping drinks all sweet and fizzy!
It wasn’t Cat, her purrrrfect dish,
Is a freshly caught, delicious fish!
It wasn’t Mouse, now if you please,
He’s right up to his knees in cheese!
It wasn’t Dog, it’s widely known,
His favourite food’s a juicy bone!
It wasn’t Tortoise, he’s no thief,
Heee’d…raaaaather…muuunch…aaa…leeettuce…leeaaf!
And it wasn’t Frog, he has just eyes,
For juicy flies, all shapes and size!
But that still leaves me rather baffled,
How was my tasty sandwich snaffled?”

PIG
“Excuse me Pig, I’m rather baffled,
My sandwich seems to have been snaffled!”

“Oiiinnkk, not me! How very rude,
Just because I LOVE my food!

Perhaps it’s time you head on back,
And make yourself another snack?”

“So it wasn’t Bee, he’s bizz, bizz, busy,
Slurping drinks all sweet and fizzy!
It wasn’t Cat, her purrrrfect dish,
Is a freshly caught, delicious fish!
It wasn’t Mouse, now if you please,
He’s right up to his knees in cheese!
It wasn’t Dog, it’s widely known,
His favourite food’s a juicy bone!
It wasn’t Tortoise, he’s no thief,
Heee’d…raaaaather…muuunch…aaa…leeettuce…leeaaf!
It wasn’t Frog, he has just eyes,
For juicy flies, all shapes and size!
And it wasn’t Pig, how very rude,
Just because he LOVES his food!
But that still leaves me rather baffled,
How was my tasty sandwich snaffled?”

“Hello Mum, I’m rather baffled,
My sandwich seems to have been snaffled!”

“There’s no need for feeling baffled,
Your tasty sandwich
wasn’t snaffled!

“It’s just up there upon that shelf,
I moved the snack up there myself.

“It wasn’t pinched, it wasn’t swiped,
The table needed to be wiped!

“You left the place in such a state,
With more crumbs off than on your plate!”

“So now I sit, no longer baffled,
With my sandwich, never snaffled!”

(END)

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