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Nuddy Ned's Christmas

Written by Kes Gray

Illustrated by Garry Parsons

Books for Babies and Toddlers Featured Books for 3+ readers

LoveReading View on Nuddy Ned's Christmas

It’s Carry on Father Christmas in this new picture book! Nuddy Ned loves nothing more than running around in the all-together, even when it’s minus three and snowing! Tearing off his jim-jams on Christmas Eve he hurtles out of the house, pursued by his horrified parents. A mad streak around town follows, and only a series of cleverly placed flaps preserves his modesty. His naked enthusiasm is catching and a final image shows Santa himself throwing off his clothes before riding off in his sled, bare bottom just concealed by a teddy bear and some presents! Children will love the cheekiness (sorry) of this picture book story, and the rhyming text will have everyone laughing.  ~ Andrea Reece

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Nuddy Ned's Christmas Synopsis

Santa's sleigh was on its way just leaving Lanzarote. Goodness Gracious, Blitzen cried. Did I just see a botty? It's Christmas Eve, and minus three, but Ned doesn't care. While other people are dressed in duffle coats and parkas, Ned is running riot, and he's completely starkers! And there is a very special person Ned just can't wait to meet! A laugh-out-loud riotous romp with an energetic rhyming text and strategically placed flaps to protect Ned's modesty. From the author of Oi Frog and the illustrator of The Dinosaur That Pooped series.

Nuddy Ned's Christmas Press Reviews

Praise for Nuddy Ned:

Cheeky, in every sense FT, Books of the Year, 2013

Lively fun for ages four and upwards Irish Examiner

Hilarious! Angels and Urchins


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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781408865989
Publication date: 06/10/2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781408865996
Publication date: 06/10/2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408865996
Publication date: 6th October 2016
Author: Kes Gray
Illustrator: Garry Parsons
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers

About Kes Gray

  Kes Gray is a bestselling, award-winning author of more than 50 books for children of all ages, including critically acclaimed picture book, Oi Frog! (Hodder) and the Daisy series (Random House). As well as winning the Red House Children's Book Award for Eat Your Peas, Billy's Bucket and Daisy and the Trouble With Zoos(Random House), Kes was noted by The Independent as one of the top ten children's authors in the UK only a year after publishing his first book. Kes lives with his wife and family in Essex.     

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