Author(s): Emilie Sandoz-Voyer
By the light of the moon, a large and very hungry pregnant lady starts to look for some food. A lighthearted parody of Eric Carle's seminal children s book, "The Very Hungry Pregnant Lady" tackles the mystery faced by pregnant women everywhere how can I have so little space for my stomach and yet be hungry all the time?
Taking place in the wee hours of the morning, the story follows a pregnant woman as she samples and snacks her way through the pantry. When she ultimately goes into labor, the birth of her baby and the discovery of her new identity as a mother mirror the transformation of Eric Carle's hungry caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly. "The Very Hungry Pregnant Lady" is both a send-up and a celebration of this strange, ridiculous, and exciting time in the lives of all mothers-to-be.
Pairing playful text with bright, colorful images, this book will resonate with pregnant women everywhere and make an excellent shower gift. In addition to recalling a classic children's title, it speaks to the universal, pregnant woman's dilemma-is it better to try unsuccessfully to sleep, or just give in and have a snack?"
Named one of the "20 Books People Will Actually Be Happy to Get This Christmas" (Tiffany Blackstone, Redbook Magazine)
Emilie Sandoz-Voyer is a writer, editor, and former very hungry pregnant lady. When she's not chasing after her two young kids, she works on a wide range of fiction and illustrated book projects. She lives in Seattle with her family. Gabriel McElwain is a cartoonist and illustrator whose work has been published in The Chicago Maroon, Game and Player, and Adventures In Meditating. He enjoys writing songs and reading non-fiction. He lives in the Midwest with his family.