The Story: Father Christmas is busily flying around the world, delivering gifts. At every stop off, he’s given some form of liquid (non-alcoholic) refreshment – with the inevitable consequence that, fairly soon, he’s desperate to use the loo. We’ve all been there.
Why is this your favourite Christmas book?
Because of my memories of reading it to my son, and the fun we had. There’s a steady racheting up of urgency, as Santa’s need to wee builds. Even at the end, he can’t find his key to get inside… Can he hold it in? Can he? I won’t ruin the ending.
Can you describe a favourite illustration or give a favourite quote from the story and tell us why you chose it?
‘And there’s the loo… he shuts the door… “Oh Happy Christmas!” we hear him roar.’ Oh. I just ruined the ending.
Author / Illustrator: Nicholas Allan
David Cadji-Newby is a British writer who lives in London. He has written in the big scary world of advertising and in the happy fluffy world of comedy, for shows like Allan Carr’s Chatty Man and the Armstrong and Miller Show. “The Little Boy Who Lost His Name / The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name” was his first book for children.
Which book is on your Christmas wishlist this year?
The new Oliver Jeffers book, ‘Imaginary Fred.’ Always look forward to a new book from him.
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