Father Christmas Needs a Wee
Nicholas Allan, illustrated by Nicholas Allan

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Narrated By: Bernard Cribbins

Duration: 13 minutes

What to expect

In this audio 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.


Children's / Teenage fiction: Humorous stories, Early years: numbers and counting, Children's picture books

Listen to a sample

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


Big, bold pictures and wonderful facial expressions make this 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


A Christmas counting book that’s sure to be popular with younger children – watch them giggle with delight as Father Christmas helps himself to tasty treats as he delivers the presents, only to find that he really, really, really needs a wee…

The School Run blog

This rhyming counting book will appeal to youngsters with a practical turn of mind or those who like toilet humour