Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Father Christmas Needs A Wee! - a funny book review


Quote of the day:

"They err who thinks Santa Claus comes down through the chimney; he really enters through the heart." 
                    ~ Mrs. Paul M. Ell






Title:  Father Christmas Needs A Wee!
   Author/Illustrator:   Nicholas Allan


What a treat this book is for the Christmas season....whether to add to your own collection or give as gift it will have you laughing all the way....with Santa....to the potty.  Yes, poor Santa overindulges on the drinks and the results are quite hysterical.  This rhyming counting book will visually track his antics of sips and swallows and lead you to understand his predicament completely.  The very worst part is because he is so focused on his liquid entertainment he forgets to leave the presents behind.  He hastily beefs up his deliveries at the next homes...why?... because Santa just must get home to wee!  After work he hops in his sleigh and heads off for home and for much needed relief.  What happens there is very comical.  Will Santa make it in time?  Will he have that satisfied look of contentment on his face after his bladder is finally emptied?  No spoilers here but you will enjoy how his big Wee caused Santa to flee.....get out of his way before it's too late.....it's time NOW!

The illustrations are colourful and Santa's expressions priceless. This book will certainly appeal to the younger kids (boys especially ages 3-4) and have them giggling away because they all love toilet humour.  Many children have wondered how Santa manages so many visits in one night but how many have thought about how he copes with all the tasty food and beverages that are left out for him to enjoy?  Can we expect a sequel about Santa and his other body functions? I hope so. Now that would be worth checking out wouldn't it? 





About the author:


Nicholas Allan is the author/illustrator of over thirty children’s books.
When he was 12 he made a model of a galleon out of a walnut shell which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in London.Nicholas Allan is the author/illustrator of over thirty children’s books.
Under Full Sail bt Nicholas AllanUnder Full Sail
by Nicholas Allan, Age 11
He wrote his first novel when he was 14, a story about a murder in a school. He sent it to Macmillan who, although they did not accept it, asked to see his next. Nicholas studied painting at the Slade School of Art. During this time he had his first radio play broadcasted by BBC Radio 4. He then completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.
Nicholas worked as a waiter, three weeks in a publisher’s office and as a part-time teacher of a life class before he published his first book, The Hefty Fairy (1989). Since then he has been a full-time writer and illustrator. Many of his books are bestsellers,  including The Queen’s KnickersFather Christmas Needs a WeeJesus’ Christmas Party,Cinderella’s BumHeaven, and Where Willy Went. His books have won awards and been translated into twenty languages (see below). He is also the author of Hilltop Hospital, a book that has been adapted into a BAFTA-winning television series for CITV. The series has been shown in over forty countries. (see Scriptwriting workshops & school visits.)
Nicholas has been the Chairman of the Society of Authors' Children’s Group and has made many appearances on television and radio. (see below) He is also the author of The Complete Guide To Gatecrashing and one novel The First Time.




                       Book Review Rating:  8  (Fantastic!)

Read on and read always!  May your day be awesome!
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