Author(s): Nicholas Allan
In this book and CD edition of "Father Christmas Needs A Wee", Bernard Cribbins brings to life the excruciating dilemma that Santa faces every Christmas Eve. On Christmas Eve every child leaves out a drink and a snack for Father Christmas. Before long he really, really needs a wee but what can he do about it? There's a long time to wait before he can get home and when he finally does he's lost his house key! A hilarious take on a dilemma that every toddler will identify with, this picture book now includes a CD complete with music and sound effects.
Last year's best-selling Christmas picture book with a fantastic CD read by the irrepressible Bernard Cribbins, narrator of The Wombles 'A must for Christmas and ever afterwards.' Daily Mail
"Written in a jolly rhyming text that also encourages counting skills, this is an ingeniously original Santa Claus story packed with silly humour that will appeal to children" Junior 20091112 "This rhyming counting book will appeal to youngsters with a practical turn of mind or those who like toilet humour" -- Sarah Kingsford Sunday Express 20091129 "There can be few more arresting titles on the market this year than Nicholas Allan's Father Christmas Needs A Wee ... Perfect for all, pretty much from birth" -- Katy Guest Independent 20091129 "Big, bold pictures and wonderful facial expressions make this a must for Christmas and ever afterwards" -- Sally Morris Daily Mail 20091204 "Fabulously funny" Malvern Gazette 20091127
Nicholas Allan studied Fine Art at the Slade and has completed an MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. His highly original picture books have won him several awards including the Sheffield Children's Book Award for The Queen's Knickers and the Federation of Children's Books Best Picture Book Award for Demon Teddy. He lives in Lambeth in a converted pub.