The Ladybird Book of the Sickie
'Lawrence and Ben are enjoying a bout of imaginary food poisoning.
Food poisoning is always good because it's over quickly and nobody likes to hear stories about toilets.'
'When Jesse gets home from a very big party, he phones his manager and leaves a message. Now he does not have to get up early to call in sick.
'Calling the office at 3:07am is exactly what someone with a real cold would do,' Jesse thinks to himself as he falls asleep on his stairs with a kebab for a pillow.'
This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.
The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.
Explore other essential life companions in the Ladybird Books of The Red Tape, The Meeting, The Zombie Apocalypse, and more.
- Hardback | 56 pages
- 118 x 179 x 9mm | 130g
- 24 Oct 2016
- Penguin Books Ltd
- Michael Joseph Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
Other books in this series
29 Oct 2015
24 Oct 2016
About Jason Hazeley
They write for Charlie Brooker's BAFTA award-winning Wipe shows, and co-wrote Cunk on Shakespeare, Cunk on Christmas and Cunk on Britain. They have also written for the award-winning Murder in Successville, the award-winning Miranda, the award-winning Mitchell & Webb, the award-winning Armstrong & Miller and a long list of shows and people both award-winning and so-far-award-avoiding.
They created and wrote the critically lauded but as yet un-awarded Angstroem for BBC Radio 4, and helped write both the award-winning Paddington movies. They are co-creators of spoof local newspaper The Framley Examiner (awards pending) and the bestselling but still-waiting-to-be-award-winning offbeat travel guides Bollocks to Alton Towers and Far from the Sodding Crowd.
They present the podcast Rule of Three (Guardian Guide Best 50 Podcasts 2018 - is that an award?) and divide their time between their office, where they keep their awards, and an award-winning pub.