The Very Hungover Caterpillar by Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees – Book Review

The Very Hungover Caterpillar by Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees – Book Review

The Very Hungover Caterpillar by Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees

The Very Hungover Caterpillar

Author – Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees
Illustrator – Gillian Johnson
Publisher – Constable
Pages – 32
Released – 6th November 2014
ISBN-13 – 978-1472117106
Format – ebook, hardcover
Review by – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
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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 . . .

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After a heavy drinking night out one man is facing the hangover from hell that he just can’t shift. After being awoken on the sofa at 7 am, the man tries numerous things to make himself feel better from taking two paracetamol at 7 am, two cups of sweet tea and a phone call to say he’s sick at 8 am, three slices of toast, two fizzy vitamin pills, and a black coffee at 9 am. This is just the start of his day.

He continues eating and drinking to make himself feel better for the rest of the day, but what cures him of his hangover?

In case you hadn’t worked it out, I’m sure you have, this is a parody of the children’s book ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. It is amusing and I for one am glad that I’m not a heavy drinker as the man looks in serious pain throughout the day and I don’t know how he managed to eat and drink so much looking for a cure – yuk!!

The story is only short and is filled with fabulous illustrations alongside text that did make me giggle slightly. This is the kind of book you would give as a present and would certainly be a good idea for someone who is used to hangovers. Would also make the perfect Secret Santa Gift.

Book Reviewer – Stacey

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About the Author

Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees are the bestselling authors of Switch It Off!, Come Together, A Twist of Fate, Hunted and many more. They’re married and live in Brighton with their three children.

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