Ten Fat Sausages

Illustrator: Tor Freeman

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Andersen Press

Cooking & Food Picture Storybooks Humorous Stories

Ten fat sausages sizzling in the pan… decide to escape, if they can!

Come on a great escape through the kitchen as we follow each sausage that decides to make a run for it. Will they succeed or will the cat, blender, plug hole or fan prove their downfall? Michelle Robinson's no-holds-barred humour is perfectly matched by Tor Freeman's mad-cap artwork. Hilarious and merciless, this tale will have you hooting out loud.

'Bright condiments, stricken-looking frankfurters and wicked comedy will appeal to the ruthless reader' GUARDIAN


Michelle Robinson (Author)
Michelle grew up in Gloucestershire and loved making up stories and being silly. She put that to good use by getting a job as a copywriter. She wrote over 6000 radio adverts before moving on to television and the web. She soon got bored though, which is when she started writing funny stories for children and their parents to enjoy reading umpteen times. Her picture book There's a Lion in My Cornflakes won the Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards. She lives in Frome with her husband, son and daughter.

Tor Freeman (Illustrator)
Tor grew up in London and graduated from Kingston University with a BA in illustration. She has been working as an illustrator ever since. In 2012 she was awarded the Sendak Fellowship and spent a month in Connecticut.


Bright condiments, stricken-looking frankfurters and wicked comedy will appeal to the ruthless reader.


An infectiously funny countdown book, set to be a read-aloud favourite

The Bookseller

Madcap, laugh-out-loud counting book

Baby London

A sure hit for storytime with its delicious mix of adventure, silliness and hope against the odds

Playing by the Book

Subversive fun aplenty awaits readers in this wacky fractured rendition of the nursery rhyme Ten Fat Sausages… Fabulous fun!

Library Mice

A treat of a book to share before enjoying sausages and mash

Newbury Weekly News

Everything in this sausagey counting book works perfectly: Tor Freeman’s big, bold illustration… really capture the action of the sausages’ numerous escapes. Michelle Robinson’s text hops along beautifully in a satisfying rhyme that works well for preschoolers


A great book for reading alound to Early Years and infant children

The School Librarian

Robinson’s funny rhyming verse, paired with Freeman’s equally funny illustrations make Ten Fat Sausages a great read that both parents and children will love!

Askews & Holts

Energetic storytelling…great fun to read aloud!


Frivolous frying fun for all silly sausages who have a taste for rhythm and rhyme

Cork Evening Echo

My whole family loved this book


An ingenious idea with plenty of sauce

Families magazine

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