What do you like in a good sandwich? Cheese and pickle? Ham and cucumber? Peanut butter and strawberry jam? What about tomato and crayon with a dollop of mayonnaise?
This sandwich was originally created by the daughter of the author of the wonderfully funny Squishy McFluff stories, and was the spark of inspiration for Pip Jones’ newest book, Daddy’s Sandwich.
Daddy’s Sandwich, illustrated by Laura Hughes, is a very funny story about one little girl’s quest to create the perfect sandwich for her much loved Dad. She’s terribly thoughtful and includes everything he adores… with an end result that is not entirely edible. Just think about it: What does your Dad really love? Football? Begonias? Comedy DVDs? Perhaps you can now imagine why the sandwich which sparked the book included a crayon 🙂
Send me a photo of your crazy sandwich full of the things you / your child / your Dad really loves and you’ll be entered into a lovely competition which could see you winning a personally dedicated copy of Daddy’s Sandwich or even your own Melissa and Doug Sandwich Set.
Here’s the lowdown:
Email me a photo of your crazy sandwich by 5pm 20th of May. Please send it as a .jpg and with its largest side no bigger than 800px (if this technical stuff sounds like gobbledegook to you then ignore it – but please don’t send my ginormous pictures that will take forever to download). My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I will acknowledge receipt of your photo. If you don’t hear back from me, please contact me via Twitter, Facebook or by leaving a comment on this post so that I can double check for any email which may have inadvertently gone into my spam folder.
All photos will be judged by Pip Jones who will select 1 overall winner, who will receive a Melissa and Doug felt play Sandwich set and a signed copy of Daddy’s Sandwich. Four runners up will also recieve a signed copy of Daddy’s Sandwich. Pip will personally dedicate these books, so if you are a winner or runner up you will get the chance to tell me the exact wording you’d like in the book.
Winners and runners up will be announced on the 22nd of May, with photos of all entries appearing in a blog post here on Playing by the book. Please note, as your sandwiches will appear online you may wish to think about whether you include your kids in the photo. If you’d prefer your photo to be anonymous I can arrange that.
This competition is only open to residents of UK/Eire.
Winners and runners up will have one week to get back in touch with me. If I have not heard from them by 27th May, I will redraw as appropriate.
What are you waiting for? Get planning the sandwich which truly represents your / your kids’ interests and passions and send it in!