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Nicholas Allan studied Fine Art at the Slade and has completed an MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. His highly original picture books have won him several awards including the Sheffield Children's Book Award for The Queen's Knickers and the Federation of Children's Books Best Picture Book Award for Demon Teddy. He lives in Lambeth in a converted pub.
It's a busy year for the Queen - she has lots of important events to attend. Meanwhile, a little girl is wondering what knickers. Her Majesty will choose to wear on a school visit! Will they be her at home knickers - adorned with corgis - or her 'garden party' knickers, or perhaps her woolly Balmoral ones...? Why not join The Queen's Knickers Facebook page???!!!
A funny and warm-spirited story of that difficult-to-answer question – how are babies made? Willy is just one sperm among many. He’s hopeless at sums but very good at swimming. Willy practices and practices for the Great Swimming Race because he knows that there is only prize – and he’s determined to get it. A sperm’s-eye view of conception gives a good introduction to the subject.
In this riotous rhyme from Nicholas Allan, the queue for the loo gets very long indeed, as a series of multi-coloured animals impatiently join!Count, spot colours, spot animals, and all join in to find out who's in the loo...
Dill the dog knows his time is up so he packs his case and tells Lily, his owner, that he's off up there . Can I come too? asks Lily. Er . . . not yet, replies Dill. While he is waiting for the angels to collect him, Dill explains to Lily what he thinks heaven is like: hundreds of lampposts to pee against, lots of whiffy things to smell and bones everywhere - with meat on them! But Lily completely disagrees, she thinks heaven is quite different. Luckily, they agree to disagree just in time for a fond, and very poignant, last goodbye. Nicholas Allan is unique among picture book creators for his combination of off-beat humour and child appeal.
A jolly escapade through the world of potties, royalty and tiny accidents in this hilarious romp from the bestselling creator of The Queen's Knickers, Nicholas Allan. It's time for the prince to use his potty, so it's off to the Royal Potty Workshop! There are singing potties, potties pulled by corgis, and even super-duper flying Royal Robo-Potties! But it's hard work finding the perfect potty for the job ... especially when disaster strikes. Can the Royal Baby find his own solution? Praise for The Royal Nappy: Lots of fun The Sun
Father Christmas is back, and this time he's had three helping of sprouts! As he tries to deliver the presents, his tummy rumbles, gurgles and groans, but Father Christmas knows he must keep it in - he doesn't want to wake anyone up! Will he come up Trumps?
In this cracking Christmas counting book, Father Christmas can't help but help himself to the tasty treats he finds as he delivers present after present. But it isn't long before he really, really, really needs a wee...This is a festive mini hardback book with a soft toy Father Christmas that doubles up as a Christmas tree decoration!
Whenever Picasso does something different, people say, No! No! No! Picasso! But Picasso doesn't listen. Instead, he says . . . Yes! . He paints all-blue pictures, all-pink pictures, plus pictures from the front and side all at the same time! He makes art out of bike bits and he can draw pictures in less than 60 seconds! Soon he becomes the greatest painter in the world. But he still wants to be different . . .
This rip-roaring, read-aloud delight follows a giant's toilet roll as it goes on a crazy journey through town, leaving havoc in its wake. What will the townsfolk do with all the enormous sheets of paper? They could build a paper plane, or make 100s of pairs of pants...But will there be any paper left for the giant in his time of need?
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