Father Christmas Needs a Wee! by Nicholas Allan – Santa Clause needs to Pee !

We are reading this super sweet story today.

A funny and festive counting book about Santa really, really needing to go

Father Christmas needs a wee.
He’s been drinking drinks since half past three . . .
At each different house that he visits Father Christmas drinks and eats all the goodies left out for him. Before long he really, really, really needs to pee, so much so that he even forgets to leave the presents behind. But he dashes back, delivers all the gifts, and flies home at high speed to avoid an embarassing accident—but there’s just one tiny problem—he’s lost his house key! Find out what happens and whether Father Christmas ever gets to relieve himself in this fabulously funny counting book!

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (A Five Little Monkeys Story) Eileen Christelow

We read this awesome story today.

«“Whether sublimely happy or ridiculously goofy, Christelow’s expressive monkeys pack a lot of appeal.”—School Library Journal, starred review
“NO MORE MONKEYS JUMPING ON THE BED!” A sure-fire hit at story hour, this rhythmic romp is a counting lesson, too, as the five bouncy bed-jumpers bump their heads and get hauled off to the doctor one by one. Wonderful pencil and watercolor illustrations capture both the glee and the pratfalls of those misbehaving monkeys. (IRA/CBC Children’s Choice)

Since its publication more than twenty years ago, Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed has become a true children’s classic, selling millions of copies. This improved board book edition features all the art from the original hardcover edition at a new larger size.

Peppa Pig: Peppa’s Christmas Wish Story Time

Mamma Kangaroo reads Peppas Christmas Wish

Join Peppa Pig and her brother George as they get ready for Christmas. First there’s Santa’s grotto, where Peppa and George tell Santa what they would like for Christmas. Then Granny Pig has an important festive job for them and Peppa gets to make a very special wish. Will her Christmas wish come true?
A brand-new festive Peppa story, based on the hit TV animation – airing on Five’s Milkshake and Nick Jnr.

The text is a good size, varying at times or in italics/bolder for emphasis. It is a generally happy story as Peppa and her family go on to prepare for and spend Christmas with Granny & Grandpa Pig with just a hint of uncertainty that Santa will know where they are!
There is also a smidgen of sadness, which is quickly reversed as a little omission is rectified in a BIG way!

Aside from the story, the atmospheric illustrations throughout offer lots to talk about with the usual ‘what else can you see’ options as well as basic counting exercises, the weather, colours and the simple but meaningful facial expressions.

Without giving too much away, an example of the text:

“Ho! Ho! Ho!” chuckles Father Christmas.
“I hope you’ve all been good!”

with ‘good’ italicised for emphasis!

The Christmas Party Disney Frozen, Anna & Elsa’s Christmas

It’s Christmas in Arendelle and Anna and Elsa want to make it the best one ever! Find out how the royal sisters from Disney’s award-winning movie Frozen celebrate. Girls ages 4 to 6 will love this Step 2 reader that comes with press-out ornaments featuring pictures of the characters, and festive glitter on the cover! It makes a perfect holiday gift!

Elsa is preparing to host a Christmas party in the castle and the other Frozen characters pitch in to help. This story has all the elements that make Christmas fun, decorating, baking, snowball fights etc. The text is simple and easy for my first grader to read but the story is pretty short because the text is a small paragraph on each of the 24 pages. The illustrations are lovely and look exactly like the beloved Frozen characters. Also included are eight paper cutout ornaments. My 3 year old daughter loves this book and hasn’t put it down since it arrived. A great book for Frozen fans!

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