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‘Tis the season to be jolly. But as any modern family knows, ’tis also the season to be micro-managed by your in-laws, guzzle too many sherries, fight over the TV remote, and panic about your internet shopping not arriving on time.

But if you think that’s bad, just wait until you meet the Jones family. Instead of this being their best Christmas ever, this might just be their last – especially if they don’t all pull together to help their surprise guest in his hour of need.

An uproariously funny update of the traditional Christmas Eve classic – that all the family can enjoy. Get your copy here.

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But the teenager didn’t take just one Pringle. He took a selfie of himself pouring a whole tube of them into his mouth, before sending it to his best mate, along with the letters LOL!

The bestselling authors of We’re Going on a Bar Hunt and The Very Hungover Caterpillar bring you another hilarious parody of a much-loved children’s book, this time turning the spotlight not only on modern teens, but firmly on their parents too.

When the doorbell rings, just as Sophie and her Dad are sitting down for their tea, they’re half-expecting a visit from a tiger, but what slouches in through their doorway is even more curious than that… a teenager.

A perfect read for anyone who remembers the original, or has ever been a teenager or is the parent of a teenager today.

Praise for The Teenager Who Came to Tea

‘A hilarious parody of a much-loved children’s book and a perfect read for anyone who remembers the original, or has ever been a teenager or is the parent / grandparent of a teenager today.’ gransnet.com

Get your copy here.

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From the bestselling authors of We’re Going on a Bar Hunt, comes another hilarious parody of a much-loved children’s book.

This time, we follow the quest of one man as he attempts to shake off his hangover, through eating whatever he can get his hands on, and annoying his family in the process.

The perfect book for anyone who fondly remembers the original, but has now grown up and knows all too well just how painful hungover days can be . . .

Praise for The Very Hungover Caterpillar

‘Hilarious and painfully accurate, The Very Hungover Caterpillar is liable to be one of those parodies that becomes more famous than the original.’ Independent

Get your copy here.

Bar Hunt

Published in hardback and eBook in the UK on 17th October 2013.

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Emlyn Rees & Josie Lloyd also happen to be parents, so they understand the complications of organising a rare night out. In this parody of the famous children’s book by Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury, two parents set off for a night on the tiles, and encounter a series of watering holes and bars before an alarming encounter with a “bear” sends them running home to their children. Gillian Johnson is the author and illustrator of the successful Monster Hospital and Thora series for children. Her illustrations bring this story to life, gently parodying the original but adding an anarchic edge as the evening progresses.We’re not going on a bar hunt again!

REVIEWS:

‘This is the new Go the F**k to Sleep, guaranteed to make you chuckle if you’ve managed to go through the rigmarole of organising a babysitter and a night out only to regret it the next day.’ (Best)

‘. . . a parody that will draw a smile from any parent.’ (The Guardian)

‘This is the genius work of Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees, a couple who turned their rare date night into such a funny parody of classic kids’ book, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, it’s become a bestseller. Easy to sing, hilarious and slightly naughty – what’s wrong with celebrating British pub culture in a cute, innocent way?’ (Sunday Mirror)

‘I killed myself laughing at this book till the kids went to sleep. Then I went out.’ (Jenny Colgan)

‘Expect parenting LOLs galore.’ (Mother&Baby)

‘A genius idea and very funny. I’m buying this for everyone I know with kids.’ (Ben Hatch)

‘This parody of We’re Going On A Bear Hunt Might Be The Best Book Title Ever. Yes, We’re Going On A Bar Hunt might just be this year’s must-have Christmas gift for all parents of young children.’ (HuffingtonPost.co.uk)

‘It’s very funny. If you’re a parent who’s ever attempted to leave the house after having kids then this is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.’ (Sonny and Luca blog)

Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees’ parody together with Gillian Johnson’s fabulous illustrations make for a perfect book summing up the trials and tribulations of a rare night out for parents . . . leave it around for the babysitter to read and she might be a bit more understanding when you stagger in pretending to be sober! (Parenting Without Tears blog)

“Will raise a knowing smile in any parents of youngish children. A gentle send-up of Michael Rosen’s children’s classic – except here the bear is transformed in to the sort of man you don’t necessarily want to bump into on a night out.” The Daily Telegraph

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