or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Trade in Yours
For a 0.25 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

The Giant Jam Sandwich [Paperback]

John Vernon Lord , Janet Burroway
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
RRP: 6.99
Price: 5.59 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
You Save: 1.40 (20%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 24 April? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Board book 4.26  
Paperback 5.59  
Trade In this Item for up to 0.25
Trade in The Giant Jam Sandwich for an Amazon.co.uk gift card of up to 0.25, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Book Description

25 Nov 2010

One hot summer in Itching Down,

Four million wasps flew into town.

What are the villagers going to do about this noisy, nasty nuisance of a swarm? Make a giant jam sandwich - that's what!


Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Amazon Family members enjoy 20% off every delivery of nappies. Join today to get your discount, as well as a free trial of Amazon Prime and access to exclusive offers and discounts.


Frequently Bought Together

The Giant Jam Sandwich + Don't Forget The Bacon (Red Fox Classics)
Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Red Fox Picture Books (25 Nov 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849413444
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849413442
  • Product Dimensions: 27.4 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,918 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

"The word classic is often overused, but in this case I feel that it is thoroughly deserved" (Bookzone 4 Boys)

"One of the great charms of this book is in the depiction of the characters and following them through the story" (Books for Keeps)

Book Description

An absolute picture book classic - the tale of one village's ingenious solution to an invasion of wasps!

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book! 15 Sep 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This story appeals to all children with it's fantastical giant bread baking, flying machines and the attempt to stop the wasps. The rhyme propels the tale onwards and makes it even more memorable. In our household the only other book which we can all recite better is the classic 'Each Peach Pear Plum'! It was one of my top childhood favourites (alongside 'The Tiger that came to Tea'), and one of the few which i think my Mum equally enjoyed reading. I hope that this new edition brings it to many more children's bookshelves.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book so much I learnt it by heart 14 Aug 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is undoubtedly an underestimated classic. Every child I know who's read this book can end quotes. 'The gentlemen cheered, the ladies squealed, and farmer Smith said 'use my field''. Absolutely magnificent.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Giant Jam Sandwich 30 Jun 2003
Format:Hardcover
This is my favourite young childrens book of all time. My two sons are now 16 and 19 and if I ask them to name the book they remember me reading to them when they were young, it is this one.
It is well thought out and well written. As the story rhymes all the way through it is great to read and great for young ones to listen to.
Basically a village is swarmed with wasps and the villagers decide to catch them by making a giant jam sandwich. It makes young imaginations run wild.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best children's book I've ever read! 9 July 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I used to read this to my younger brother and sister - and once was never enough for them! It's a wonderful story - with great rhyme - and really funny. Of all the books we all had, it's the one we always remember now we're adults.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute book...unique story line 17 Aug 2012
By TMM
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I ordered this book as part of our children's school curriculum (we homeschool), and it is really well done. All of our children liked it (ranging in age from 6 yrs old, down to the toddlers). The story line is unique, the story's background is really neat, which is that author used to put jam on a crust of bread and place the bread far away from their picnics, so the wasps would congregate at his crust instead of his picnic...one day a friend was with him and a wasp was chasing him around his head. It scared his friend, and no matter how far away his friend ran, the wasp chased him. To help allay his fears, the author told him a story about a giant jam sandwich...the pictures are really cute and pretty detailed. My kids enjoyed looking at the different parts of each picture and what was happening at each part. The story is unique, and all in all well done.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A childhood classic 30 Jun 2012
Format:Paperback
I remember this book from when I was little and ordered it for my daughter (2yrs old) (despite my parents still having my old copy!) We love to read this story and my daughter loves to count the wasps and look at the details in the illustrations. While this book has a bit of an odd look, some might say dated, they are so detailed and really bring the story to life. The text is complete genius, lovely rhyming, and where else is your little one going to learn "pate" (as in part of a head). My daughter says the words along with me now, and "tells" the story to her toys. I hope my daughter can enjoy this story with her children!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic 17 Nov 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book is great, I first read this book when I was 9 and 20 years later I can still recite the majority of it!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great book but terrible print 23 Aug 2010
By jh
Format:Paperback
Fantastic story and illustrations. A favourite from my own childhood.
Brought this recently for my daughter and was very disappointed with the print quality. Blackened, dull colours on cheap paper.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars An English classic
Witty verse and beautifully detailed drawings, this is a classic English picture book from the 70s that is every bit as good now. Read more
Published 17 hours ago by Milked
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic that my son adores
I was obviously deprived in childhood, having never has this read to me, but am glad to have discovered it to share with my own son. Read more
Published 1 month ago by K. J. Noyes
5.0 out of 5 stars The Giant Jam sandwich
A gift. Arrived in very good condition, receiver loves this book and story!
Pleased with the purchase. Great book for children.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. M. Marcou
5.0 out of 5 stars Reunited
I am reading this to a six year old now. I first read it to my son twenty three years ago.
Published 2 months ago by maryr
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy It!
Thsis one of the best children's stories ever written. Do not hesitate in buying it! My 4 year wants it read constantly, and so did I when I was his age.
Published 3 months ago by SR Tomlinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
My wife wanted this for the kids as she'd read it when she was younger and loved it then. The children loved it as well, really pleased with this purchase!
Published 3 months ago by Mes
4.0 out of 5 stars great story
i find the accent on the CD annoying but the kids love it and the story is great. really different to any other book we have (and we have a lot)
Published 5 months ago by Jane Fahey
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Great book, showing its age in some respects but any slef respecting 3 year old will absolutely love it! Great.
Published 5 months ago by James Corbridge
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic
I loved this book from my childhood - every child should read it! It is now also one of my children's all time favourites. Prompt delivery
Published 6 months ago by Neil Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Childhood Book bought for kids
Lovely story which our kids all love, book from my childhood just great to read with them and enjoy. Would recommend.
Published 6 months ago by Julie Langlois
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0xa8c663d8)

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback