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Wednesday 2 October 2019

Review: Who Stole my Sausage Roll?

Who Stole My Sausage Roll? is a fun, retro inspired mystery story of a missing sausage roll and the quest to find it.

Written in rhyme, the narrator tells of their encounters that day, beginning with feeling hungry and buying the last sausage roll in the shop, a moment later things take a turn for the worse and their sausage roll has vanished! Will they ever find it? A series of backtracking and conversations with people nearby leads to a satisfying ending with a message more wholesome than a hot sausage roll.
I adore the collaged artwork; the consistent colours, patterns and vintage style details of outfits and scenes are wonderfully 70s, just like a retro orange kitchen. It features perfectly imperfect bubble writing on the cover and some pages and gave me flashbacks of a time in my youth when bubble writing was all the rage.

This self-published story by Kathy Langlade is fun and unique, the sausage roll topic had my whole family tuned in and the stylised art lead to a discussion about fashion and style in different eras. I look forward to any future work by Kathy.

Title: Who Stole My Sausage Roll?
Author/Illustrator: Kathy Langlade
Publisher: Bubblegum Days, $15.00
Publication Date: 1 December 2018
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780646597560
For ages: 5 – 10
Type: Picture Book