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‘Destined to leave everyone hungry for a second reading.’ The Lancashire Post takes a bite out of new picture book, It’s MY Sausage

Pam at the Lancashire Evening Post has reviewed It’s MY Sausage, written and illustrated by Alex Willmore, and is hungry for more:

A cat-fight over one sausage leaves some funny, fighting felines with a bitter taste in their mouths in a picture book bursting with fun!

Illustrator Alex Willmore turns his talented hand to both drawing and writing in this clever, chaotic adventure which will have little ones giggling and guffawing at every turn of the page.

There are five cats but just one sausage to go round them all! One determined cat is sure that it has the yummy, scrummy sausage in the bag, declaring in a refrain familiar to many parents, it’s mine, mine, mine, mine, mine. But after some pulling, shoving and skulduggery, the tasty sausage ends up in a most unexpected mouth!

Willmore knows how to tickle young funny bones and his action-packed, character-filled story, with a clever twist in its tail, is destined to leave everyone hungry for a second reading.

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‘From cover to cover, literally, the book consumes you into a world of kitty frolics.’ What’s Good To Do enjoys the feisty felines of It’s MY Sausage by Alex Willmore

Laura from What’s Good To Do has reviewed Alex Willmore‘s feisty feline picture book, It’s MY Sausage:


It’s MY Sausage, written and illustrated by Alex Willmore is a very enjoyable read for children as it is very calm and concise both in wording and illustration, which is something I feel children’s books can often get carried away with and this can cause children to very rapidly loose interest and any adult to need regular pauses to pace themselves which can cause everyone to lose interest. The blurb reads “There are five cats but just one sausage! Which cat will get the yummy, scrummy sausage?” It is to the point and after reading the book is not misleading, you read what you are expecting to read.

Upon opening the book there is the standard “write your name here” however this is awesomely  presented as “This sausage book belongs to” which I found to be a wonderful touch and really keeping the feel of the book together from the very first page, something I feel is very important for engaging new readers, children who may find reading difficult or unenjoyable. 

The layout of the language is not only fun for children but adults too, some parts are underlined, and some are capitalised so whether you are reading aloud or reading silently you can really hear all these individual voices and tones. There is a lot of practice with onomatopoeia in this book too with words such as “Whoooosshh” and “Hmpf” which for new readers or struggling readers can really help them play with the sounds, becoming comfortable with moving their mouths and tongues and place sounds to situations.

I will be honest and say when I first flicked through the book I thought it was bland, however upon reading it I can really understand what the author was trying to achieve and I just wish there were many more books in this style available. From cover to cover, literally, the book consumes you into a world of kitty frolics.

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Read the full review here and buy a copy from Hive here.
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‘This picture book already has a feel of a classic with its distinctive style and concise humour, I’m looking forward to many more reads’ The Ish Mother reviews the PAWsome, It’s MY Sausage

Bec, also known as The Ish Mother, has written a PAWsome review of Alex Willmore‘s debut picture book, It’s MY Sausage, both written and illustrated by the man himself:

I love the simplicity of this book. There’s not a lot of text so it’s really easy for little ones to follow, but every word is used to full effect to tell the story – even the impressive array of onomatopoeias! It’s great fun to read aloud and the words complement the illustrations brilliantly.

Speaking of which, I absolutely love the illustrative style of this book. The drawings are deceptively simple, including lots of details you might overlook at first but that just adds to the cat-and-mouse (or cat-and-sausage) nature of the plot. And the looks on the cat’s faces are just delightful in their expressiveness!

This picture book already has a feel of a classic with its distinctive style and concise humour, I’m looking forward to many more reads with Preschooler!

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Read the full review here and buy a copy of the utterly PURRRfect new picture book here.

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