For younger children
Father Christmas Needs a Wee! (Book & CD)
By Nicholas Allan
Father Christmas has been busy delivering presents to all the houses but, after eating and drinking all the snacks that people have left him, he has a little problem….
‘Father Christmas needs a wee… He’s been drinking drinks since half past three!’ He needs to get back home, quick!
Unfortunately, Santa also realises he’s forgotten to leave any presents at the houses he’s visited and that means getting back on his sleigh and doing the rounds all over again.
Behind the storyline, this is a counting book with a festive focus and Santa’s snacks and the presents he leaves behind are counted from one to ten. You can decide whether you would prefer to have had Santa’s ‘five pops with pies’ at house number 5 or the ‘eight cool milk shakes’ at number eight.
Poor old Father Christmas – even when he gets home, his troubles aren’t over as he discovers that he’s lost his key!
Published by Red Fox
For older children
By Guy Bass
Elf agent Jingle Bells has finished his training as a Little Helper and can’t wait to meet his hero, Santa Claus.
What Jingle Bells doesn’t realise is that, when he’s not delivering presents, Santa is busy sorting out a variety of dastardly criminals.
Santa’s ‘day job’ is as an agent for XMAS – the ‘Xtremely Mysterious Agency of Secrets’ and in this adventure, Santa is up against the evil villain Dr Nimbus.
This high tech story has everything from devices that control the weather to neutron reactors – and there are also lots of jokes and fun along the way.
The action doesn’t stop from the moment you turn the first page. It’s a thrilling story with a great Christmas theme for ages seven years plus.
Published by Stripes
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