Troubador The Space Race

Released: 28/10/2019

ISBN: 9781838591427

Format: Paperback

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The Space Race

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And the race is on!

Meet Cat and Dog, two fiercely competitive characters who fight like only cats and dogs can! The Space Race is a story about the extra-terrestrial adventures of Cat and Dog as they compete in the ultimate challenge – a race to the moon - to prove once and for all who is the best.  

But who will win?! Who will be left to wear the pants of shame upon their head?! And can an old dog (or cat) learn new tricks?!

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There’s something genuinely magical about reading a children’s story when written in rhyme. Perhaps it’s because I can’t write poetry and am in total awe over those writers who can? Or maybe it whisks me back to my own childhood when books like The Space Race brought such simple pleasures.

Butler has taken the battle between cats and dogs – evident in all the cartoons I used to watch as a kid - and turned it into a delightful tale of unlikely friendships and unity. The big and bold illustrations are a perfect accompaniment to the story.

There’s a mild humour running through the narrative that will delight youngsters and make reading time fun for any adults who also get to read along. I would pitch The Space Race at 5-9-year-olds but the younger end of this scale would enjoy the story more.

A delightful children’s book worthy of any home

by Shelley Wilson


I purchased this for my soon to be 6 year old daughter. She loves the story, the rhymes and also the illustrations.
As a new reader, the story is simple enough for her to understand, but exciting enough to hold her interest.
We look forward to the next instalment from Liz Butler.

by David Lodge


The Space Race is a fabulously written, rhyming story of competition between cat and dog. My boys both loved it! It was funny and beautifully illustrated. We’ll read and re-read. Well worth a buy!!

by Lucy Wilson


The Space Race is a fabulously written, rhyming story of competition between cat and dog. My boys both loved it! It was funny and beautifully illustrated. We’ll read and re-read. Well worth a buy!!

by Lucy Wilson


The Space Race is a fabulously written, rhyming story of competition between cat and dog. My boys both loved it! It was funny and beautifully illustrated. We’ll read and re-read. Well worth a buy!!

by Lucy Wilson


The Space Race is a fabulously written, rhyming story of competition between cat and dog. My boys both loved it! It was funny and beautifully illustrated. We’ll read and re-read. Well worth a buy!!

by Lucy Wilson


This is a well written and imaginative story with lovely illustrations included.

would recommend this book for bedtime reading

by bernie k


What a lovely book, I bought this for my 6 year old niece as a birthday present and she loves it. The book is fun but has a very sweet message about valuing others. The book is also written in rhyming couplets which is lovely to read and makes it fun to read along together.
I would highly recommend this book.

by Emma Percival


All grandparents should buy a copy of this book to read to their young grandchildren. A great rhyming story to hold their attention with lovely bold illustrations.

by Sue Knight


Liz Butler

Liz Butler released her debut children's story book, The Space Race, on Monday 28th October. Liz works in education and has previously attended creative writing courses due to her passion for writing.

Children inspire her imagination and creativity, and with 2 young children of her own, Liz loves nothing more than settling down with an excellent story book and letting their (and her) imaginations run wild!


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