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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!

Like 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

About Alex English

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

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13 responses to “Alex English recommends The Disgusting Sandwich by Gareth Edwards / Hannah Shaw”


  1. PragmaticMom avatar

    The Disgusting Sandwich will definitely appeal to my kids! Sounds like a fun book! Thanks for sharing it via the Kid Lit Blog Hop!


    1. Catherine avatar

      I’m intrigued to read it after Alex’s great recommendation 🙂


  2. Julie Grasso avatar

    OH, this looks right up my 3 year olds alley, thanks for a great recommendation. We will check it out.


    1. Catherine avatar

      Hope you enjoy it 🙂


  3. Denise Taylor-Dennis avatar
    Denise Taylor-Dennis

    This sounds like a cute book, I’m sure my son would like this one.


    1. Catherine avatar

      I’m intrigued to read it after Alex’s great review 🙂


  4. Christine M. (Cool Mom) - Tech Support for Stanley & Katrina avatar

    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.


    1. Catherine avatar

      Thank you for the birthday wishes and your support, both are much appreciated 🙂

      I’m also curious to know whether the badger eats the sandwich or not!


  5. Katherine avatar

    We had that book from the library (renewed an awful lot!), it’s fantastic, brilliant for toddlers.


    1. Catherine avatar

      I haven’t read it but I’m intrigued about it after all the comments 🙂


  6. we3threeblog avatar

    this sounds just the sort of story my 4 year old would love. #WeekendBlogHop


    1. Catherine avatar

      It does sound like a fun story 🙂


  7. Catherine Friess avatar

    Thank you so much for your book recommendation Alex. I’m intrigued to read it to find out about the disgusting ending 🙂

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