Daddy’s Sandwich by Pip Jones and Laura Hughes Review


Reviewed by Jenny Seymour

The front cover and artwork are very colourful and inviting. It is clear that this book is for early readers and pre-schoolers from the cover.

This book made both me and my children laugh out loud. It starts off with the little girl in the story (we never find out her name!) trying to do something lovely for her dad. When daddy agrees to her making him a sandwich of all his favourite things, I think he thought they would be confined to the kitchen, BUT “What would he like in his sandwich?” – I know, ALL of the things that he enjoys!

Well, it starts off well with crusty bread and ends up well with a dollop of ketchup and a slice of bread, but what is added as the filling will make your eyes water!

It is so lovely when it says that most of all, what her daddy would truly love is her! What all little girls love to hear!

There is one page that you have to turn on its side to see how tall the towering sandwich has become – lots to talk about on this page! We used it to talk about what we’d put in the sandwich for our daddy – cricket set, his bike, running shoes, beer!

When daddy sees his sandwich for the first time – the look of horror and “what do I do now?” on his face will resonate with every parent who has caught their child doing something they shouldn’t, but with the most genuine of intentions!

A truly endearing story and lots of fun.

The illustrations are bright and lots of fun too and it’s lovely having all the reviews of past little readers on the inside cover too – a great idea!

A really bright, colourful and engaging book which will have you talking for some time about what you would put in your daddy’s sandwich… an ideal Father’s Day gift perhaps?

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £6.99 (paperback)

Available to buy from Faber & Faber here.


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