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We're Going On A Bar Hunt: A Parody

Gillian Johnson, Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd

8 Reviews

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Prose: non-fiction, Humour

An hilarious parody of We're Going On A Bear Hunt.

We're going on a bar hunt.
We're going to find a cool one.
The babysitter's booked.
We're not old!

Bestselling authors Emlyn Rees and 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, 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!

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Praise for We're Going On A Bar Hunt: A Parody

  • 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

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Gillian Johnson

Gillian Johnson studied science and English at university. She's had lots of different jobs - working with Indian children in northern Canada, accompanying Inuit babies on small planes to their homes in remote communities, doing editorial cartoons for the university paper, teaching English to high school students. Eventually, she published a children's book and has been doing it ever since. She lives with her family and divides her time between Oxford and Tasmania.

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