Nicholas Allan - Author

About the Author

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.

Featured books by Nicholas Allan

My Dad's the Best

My Dad's the Best

Baby and Toddler 3+ readers

Author: Nicholas Allan Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Find out what else makes dads the best in this special celebration of fathers everywhere! Both children and adults will love this hilarious insight into the special relationship between father and child.

Other books by Nicholas Allan

Heaven

Heaven

Author: Nicholas Allan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/01/2019

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.

Loo Queue

Loo Queue

Author: Nicholas Allan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2017

A hilarious book of counting, colours, animals... and queuing for the loo! 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.

My Dad's the Best

My Dad's the Best

Baby and Toddler 3+ readers

Author: Nicholas Allan Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Find out what else makes dads the best in this special celebration of fathers everywhere! Both children and adults will love this hilarious insight into the special relationship between father and child.

Father Christmas Needs a Wee

Father Christmas Needs a Wee

Author: Nicholas Allan Format: Board book Release Date: 09/10/2014

This mini hardback edition of this Christmas bestseller is the perfect stocking-filler. 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!

The Prince and the Potty

The Prince and the Potty

Author: Nicholas Allan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2014

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 Comes Up Trumps!

Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps!

Author: Nicholas Allan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2013

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?

The Big-Hearted Book

The Big-Hearted Book

Author: Nicholas Allan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Babette and Bill are joined by a ribbon of hearts. They are always together through thick and thin. But when Babette falls ill, the two friends are parted and they are both broken hearted. Until they discover that even when they can't see the ribbon of hearts it is always there pulling them together. Warm, poignant and funny, this book is a wonderful celebration of friendship. A sensitive and beautifully told story written in association with the International Children's Heart Foundation that will touch anyone affected by illness. The mission of the International Children's Heart Foundation is to bring the skills, technology and knowledge to diagnose and care for children with congenital heart disease to developing countries. 'Endlessly inventive, Nicholas Allan knows just what appeals to young children.' Parents in Touch

The Royal Nappy A Royal Baby Book

The Royal Nappy A Royal Baby Book

Author: Nicholas Allan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Meet the Royal Baby and of course, Nanny, who looks after the Royal Baby and the all-important Royal Nappy Cabinet! A funny, warm look at the royal nappy through history - from Henry VIII to the present day and a very special new arrival... Find out where the royal nappies are made, the different kinds for every occasion (parachuting nappies say, or shiny nappies for palace floors - whee!), and what happens when the royal nappies... run out!

Android in The Attic

Android in The Attic

Author: Nicholas Allan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2013

Aunt Edna has created a no-nonsense nanny android to make sure Billy and Alfie don't have any fun. But then Alfie discovers how to override Auntie Anne-Droid's programming and nothing can stop them eating all the Cheeki Choko Cherry Cakes they like ... until the real aunt Edna is kidnapped!

Father Christmas Needs a Wee Book and Toy Set

Father Christmas Needs a Wee Book and Toy Set

Author: Nicholas Allan Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2012

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!

Picasso's Trousers

Picasso's Trousers

Author: Nicholas Allan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2012

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 . . .

The Giant's Loo Roll

The Giant's Loo Roll

Author: Nicholas Allan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

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?

Father Christmas Needs a Wee

Father Christmas Needs a Wee

Author: Nicholas Allan Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2011

This mini hardback edition of this Christmas bestseller is the perfect stocking-filler. 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!

Jesus' Christmas Party

Jesus' Christmas Party

Author: Nicholas Allan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2011

A special new enlarged edition of the bestselling Christmas story told from the point of view of the grumpy innkeeper. When a night of angels, shepherds and bright stars keeps him from his sleep, is there anything that will cheer him up?

Father Christmas Needs a Wee

Father Christmas Needs a Wee

Author: Nicholas Allan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2010

In this book and CD 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, this picture book now includes a CD complete with music and sound effects.

Father Christmas Needs a Wee

Father Christmas Needs a Wee

Author: Nicholas Allan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2009

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 a wee. So much so that he even forgets to leave the presents behind. But he dashes back, delivers all the pressies and flies home at high speed to avoid an embarassing accident . . . 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 brilliant and fabulously funny counting book from the talented author/illustrator Nicholas Allan!

Cinderella's Bum

Cinderella's Bum

Author: Nicholas Allan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2004

A big sister is horrified when she can't fit into her swimming costume. Her BOTTOM IS SOO BIG! But her little sister has some good advice. There follows a wonderful romp through history and fairyland, as the little sister explains exactly why a big bottom can be useful. Father Christmas needs one for crash landings and, if you are a queen, a big bum is vital to keep you comfy while sitting on your throne . . . Once again Nicholas Allan combines laugh-out-loud humour with real insight that cannot fail to raise a smile.

Jesus' Day Off

Jesus' Day Off

Author: Nicholas Allan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2002

Jesus worked hard to make the world beautiful. He performed miracles, told fabulous stories - all for free - and generally spent his time spreading joy and light around the world. A tiring business, as Jesus had to admit when, one day, he had trouble getting out of bed. And worse - the miracles start to go wrong! But help is at hand. 'Take the day off, Jesus,' said the doctor. 'Relax. Have some fun!' So Jesus had some fun - but was it worth it? Dad, as usual, has the answer!

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