Alex English recommends The Disgusting Sandwich by Gareth Edwards / Hannah Shaw

The Story: A hungry badger spots a boy drop his sandwich in the sandpit and the race is on to bag it! As the chase continues through the park, the sandwich gets more and more disgusting. By the time the badger gets to it, it’s sandy, squashed and slimy. Will he eat it? You’ll have to read The Disgusting Sandwich to find out!

The Disgusting Sandwich - Story SnugLike all good picture books, the text is great fun to read aloud and the disgustingness of the sandwich builds and builds as the badger chases it through the park. Hannah Shaw’s hilarious (and fabulously revolting) illustrations are the perfect match for the text. The ending of The Disgusting Sandwich might surprise you and will definitely make you chuckle (here’s a clue – it’s disgusting).

There is plenty going on in the illustrations for children to point out and the hapless badger can be spotted trying to get his paws on the sandwich (and failing) in every spread.

A fun romp that my toddler loves.

Age Range: 2 +

Author: Gareth Edwards / Illustrator: Hannah Shaw


Alex English is the author of ‘Yuck! said the Yak‘ which was published by Maverick Arts Publishing in September 2014. Alex is now busy working on more picture books and a novel for 9-12s.

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Thank you for visiting Story Snug Alex. It’s always interesting to hear what authors like to read 🙂

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13 thoughts on “Alex English recommends The Disgusting Sandwich by Gareth Edwards / Hannah Shaw

  1. First of all, happy belated birthday to your blog! I’ve had your email in our inbox but things have been crazy for us this month. We sent warm thoughts your way when we read it! 🙂

    Alex, thanks for sharing your review of The Disgusting Sandwich. It sounds like one we would have loved when my daughter was younger. I have to admit, I am curious if he eats it or not.

    Thanks for linking this up to the Kid Lit Blog Hop. Off to tweet it now. 🙂 Have a great rest of the week.

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