Sausage and Chips in Space
Outta’ This World New Series Sends Kids on Adventures with Rambunctious, Lovable Cat & Dog Duo
In this day and age, it’s hard to find a new children’s book series that doesn’t centre on battles of good and evil, zombies or toilet humour. Just at the time when the market is screaming out for traditional stories that hark back to a bygone era of innocent children’s fiction, Rick Joyce lands on the scene with a thud.
His new series, ‘Sausage and Chips’, is set to shake things up. The leading characters are lovable, if mischievous animals, their adventures are steeped in wonderment and enchanting discovery – and there’s still nine of them yet to be released!
Volume one, ‘Sausage and Chips in Space’ is a boundless departure from the confines of earth and onto a planet that will have children begging to go to bed.
Sausage and Chips In Space see our loveable characters jet into space and find themselves on a rather odd planet, that really smells, and has an even odder inhabitant!
Chips is an intelligent Siamese Cat who is always ready to learn new things while on big adventures with her best friend Sausage. Her curiosity can often get the better of her, but when she is in a sticky situation her cunning and quick thinking always gets them both out of trouble.
Sausage is an excitable Dachshund Dog and there is nothing he loves more than going on big adventures. Sausage often likes to prove how brave he is and often finds himself getting into all sorts of trouble, but with his best friend Chips at his side there is no challenge too great for the both of them.
“These are not just hastily cobbled together children’s books, but true works of art that took thousands of hours to create,” explains author Rick Joyce. “The stories are very diligently-crafted and presented on double A4-sized format among Cassie Gregory’s stunning and bold illustrations. It’s a hugely-immersive reading experience that brings back the innocence and sense of adventure of yesteryear.”
Continuing, “There’s underlying educational themes in each story, making them so much more than a simple book. Initial feedback has been extremely positive and I couldn’t be prouder of what Cassie and I have created.”
Joyce is correct, volume one was received with critical acclaim. For example, one Amazon customer comments, “I purchased this book for my young niece who absolutely loves it – one of her favourites! The story line is so easy for her to follow and definitely made her laugh along with the superb drawings – would 100% recommend. Looking forward to the next one out! Will certainly be buying the rest of the series.”
TG adds, “My daughter fell in love with the book, firstly through the beautiful artwork, but then through the story which was both funny and engaging. Would highly recommend to anyone who has a child that is wanting/learning to read and needs a book that is not too complicated for them. My daughter is now making up her own stories to the artwork.”
‘Sausage and Chips in Space’ is available now: http://www.sausageandchips.net
For more information and resources, visit the series’ official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sausageandchips.