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Alan the bear has a problem. He needs a wee! But there are so many things he would rather do first. Will he make it to the loo on time? And when he gets there, will there be a queue?! Uh-oh...

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24th October '17
I read it to Boychick aged 1 aged 1
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
5 stars
This one is probably my favourite of all this authors,s books. So original and funny, with bright and cheerful colours. 

Love all of this author,s books, but this one really stands out. The toys get up to all sorts of nonsense and hilarious situations
25th March '15
Read to children aged 2 , 10 & 11
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
5 stars
Poor Alan needs a wee so much it's making him dance but he just needs one more slide first! Luckily his friend giraffe intervenes and Alan is not left in a puddle. Or is he? There's a long queue at the toilets and attempts to find an alternative place to wee have hilarious results, including winning a trophy!!! My little girl and her two much older cousins all enjoyed reading this and shouting I NEED A WEE on the appropiate pages. The illustrations are lovely, and my 2 year old loves the drawing of Alan on the front cover as he 'feels like toilet paper'. Would recommend this book to anyone with a toddler, as obviously wee is hilarious, and would be ideal whilst potty training.
26th March '15
Read to children aged 1 & 4
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
5 stars
We had high expectations of this book as both of my boys adore Sue's Barry the fish with fingers books and I must say we were not disappointed one bit. In the book Alan the bear has a really big problem. He's desperate for a wee! But there are so many other far more exciting things he would rather do first. The book kept us on the edge of our seats wandering if he'd make it to the loo on time!! Such a fun and very relateable concept that really appealed to my 4 year old! The illustrations were irresistible, bright and bold, the story resonating fondly with mummy daddy and brothers too. The pinnacle of the book was the queue to the toilet picture, so funny we were laughing out loud and my 2 year old Rhu asked to study that page for hours! A massive hip hip hoorah for another wonderful book from Sue! x
31st March '15
I read it to BB_3 aged 2 aged 2
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
5 stars
We absolutely loved this book!     The story follows the journey of a bear called Alan who struggles to hold his bladder amidst a number of distracting items; as he makes his way to find a toilet. I loved the tone of his sensible friends Robot and Giraffe and their advice that it's not good to wait. Our favourite page is the toilet queue, each time you revisit it, you notice something different and my little boy loves to point out the different animals and colours he can see. It's definitely educational as little ones can talk about what they see as well as what they think might happen next. The inclusion of different shapes, colours and numbers of items gets children working on their maths skills also.    Definitely a keeper and a favourite for bedtime in our house. I won't ruin it...but the ending is funny also and has my little boy laughing!
28th March '15
I read it to RS aged 4 aged 4 & to ES aged 1 months aged 0
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
5 stars
Another amusing offering from Sue Hendra. We have previously enjoyed a few of her other titles and immediately was attracted to this story by it's amusing title and the bright illustrations on the front cover.     The book follows the trial of Alan (a toy bear living in a toy world) who, like countless preschoolers (mine included) is in desperate need of a wee but wants to do everything else first. The result is a hilarious romp through different scenarios ending with jovial finale when he finally has a wee!     I thought this book was really funny and it was especially enjoyed by my son who could relate with the lead character. The illustrations were bright, fun and appealing to young eyes and the story engaging throughout. I would definitely recommend it to children age 3 plus and I think it will be enjoyable especially to boys who I'm sure will emphasise with the hapless lead character!     A lovely book, short enough to enjoy at bedtime and to keep even the youngest minds engaged but long enough to appeal to quite a large age range (I would say 3-7). A definite hit and thoroughly recommended!
4th March '15
I read it to Bob2 aged 2 aged 2
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
5 stars
Another wonderful book by Sue Hendra bought after seeing the Toppsta giveaway! We LOVE her books in our house, No-Bot being a particular favourite, so we were excited about her latest book. It is also well timed with the potty training of my young son! The illustrations are bright and quirky, I personally loved the fluorescent colours used. The main character, Alan, is extremely loveable, and the fact he's dancing around needing a wee is just what toddlers can relate too! We all laughed at how distracted Alan is whilst trying to find a toliet, again far to true to a toddler's perspective! It's a really fab book, full of discussion points, and it's a great book for either snuggling up at bedtime, for potty training your child, or just for reading together. Highly recommended for both boys and girls.
28th April '16
I read it to GCR13 aged 3 aged 3
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
5 stars
Georgie and I keep returning to this book at bedtime as she finds it funny!
She loves shouting out "I need a wee" louder and louder as the letters get bigger and bigger. She likes the robot voice I use too. 
She thinks it is very funny when Alan finally gets to wee! 
14th February '17
I read it to Arya aged 3 aged 3
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
5 stars
Not only does my little girl loves this book but we all do -husband, 18yr old son and myself! Alan the teddy bear is adorable.  He needs a wee but has to do one last slide; one last balloon; one last piece of cake .......before you know it Alan is so desperate; he dances his way around looking for a toilet,  he will wee in just about anything.  This book is wonderful and reminds me of my daughter who always has to do that last thing before she goes to the toilet and then she almost has an accident. And yes, she does the toilet dance too. This book is so funny,  it was great watching and listening to my daughter laugh so much she almost wet herself.  The illustrations are fantastic the characters are bright and colourful, there is lots to see if you look closely. I would definitely recommend this book; children of all ages and parents will identify with the Alan.
30th January '18
Pre school read it themselves aged 2 to 4
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
5 stars
Read reviews, purchase for my Pre schoolers and now one of our favourite books. It’s about Alan the bear who needs a wee but just getting there is fun. It relates to the children so well as they often find themselves wanting to do other things then make a mad dash to the toilet. 
6th November '18
I read it to AmeliaRose aged 3 aged 3
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
5 stars
This is a great book, my three year old picked it out herself as she found the title funny, she laughed the whole way through the book! It's great for teaching my three year old to go to the toilet on time 
20th September '16
leocarr read it themselves aged 2 aged 2
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
5 stars
My son absolutely loves the book. He asks to be read it every night before bedtime. The story has an interesting and creative twist at the end. We also enjoy the colorful drawings of the book. The various characters are also animals that a child can easily identify. The main character is a boy but I think either gender can relate to the story. Highly recommended!
3rd October '16
I read it to Daisym aged 3 aged 3
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
5 stars
So funny! Poor Alan bear needs a wee but will he find a loo in time?! My 3 year old finds it hilarious.   I find it a little odd at the end when he wees in a trophy cup (have to reiterate to daughter that that isn't actually appropriate!), but she thinks it's brilliant. Strong bold colourful illustrations. Good to read when potty training!
15th February '17
I read it to FreddyBoggis aged 4 aged 4
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
5 stars
My little boy loved this book, he found it so funny. A great story with great illustrstions. His best bit was when he thought he was going to wee in the bunnys magic hat. Would recommend this book.
2nd June '17
I read it to PJ aged 4 aged 4
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
5 stars
My daughter and I love sharing this book together.  The pictures are fun and well illustrated.  The story line of poor Alan needing a wee is one that we have all felt, I'm sure and his choice of final resting place is unexpected and amusing!   
17th April '16
nnkelly read it themselves aged 2 aged 2
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
5 stars
My two year old son absolutely adores this book and we bought it just as he was potty training too! A great, funny storyline and bright attractive colours. What's not to love! 
1st January '18
I read it to joshgok aged 7 aged 7 & to JakeGOK aged 5 aged 5
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
5 stars
I love this book, it's bright, with colourful characters, and an amusing storyline! Alan needs a wee, and his friends try to help him find somewhere to go.  He even does the classic "I need a wee" dance in front of an audience! Children will love this book, and I think adults will enjoy reading it too.

Sue Hendra books rarely disappoint.
11th June '17
I read it to Flynn aged 4 aged 4
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
5 stars
We love Sue Hendra books so had no trouble picking this one up. Alan the bear is having so much fun on a day out with his friends but when Alan starts to dance up and and down he realizes he needs a wee. His friends try to help him get to the toilet before it is too late but Alan keeps getting distracted. He just wants a balloon or a quick piece of cake before he goes to the toilet. Then when they find a toilet there's a big queue. What will they do? This book is funny with some really colourful illustrations. A great story for little ones to read. We loved it.
4th November '18
I read it to Aria aged 2 aged 2
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
5 stars
Just going through potty training this book was fab. It was colourful and eye catching. We could related to all the distractions that popped up just tryin to make it to the toilet. Highly recommend for youngest as is a true reflection of this age group and potty training 
29th May '18
I read it to Madh aged 3 aged 3
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
5 stars
A funny story perfect for bedtime reading. My son loved the pictures and the storyline about a bear who doesn't want to use the toilet because he's having sooooo much fun.
22nd April '17
I read it to Bob2 aged 5 aged 5
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
5 stars
This is a great book for any child entering their 'toilet training' stage of life :-) As usual Sue Hendra has created a fab book that children aged 2-6 will love!  My son has read this so many times I've lost count!  I would buy this for a boy or girl.
11th March '17
I read it to Youngfamily aged 3 aged 3
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
4 stars
I love Sue Hendra's funny & imaginative take on any little thing. Poor Alan the teddy really needs a wee but keeps getting distracted! We had to read this every day during potty training but older children would love reading it too. A sweet, funny story. 
17th October '18
I read it to OA aged 4 aged 4
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
4 stars
The Dynamic duo strikes again...I need a wee! is a funny tale, perfect for those embarking on potty/toilet training! 

Lots of fun, finding places you should definitely not go potty...my lo particularly loved “it’s a teapot not a wee-pot!”

Great for 2-4 yo’s...
27th July '17
I read it to Squirt aged 3 aged 3
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
4 stars
Funny story that every kid can relate to! We liked the illustrations and the fair ground pages were a big hit. The end too a bit of explaining to my 3 yr old but once she understood what he had done she thought it was very funny, she will remember and enjoy it more next time we read it. 
19th December '17
I read it to CH12 aged 5 aged 5
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
4 stars
This is a fun book that my daughter has found hilarious since she was 3 (she's now 5 and still loves it). The illustrations are bright and bold and the moral of the book is good for children learning to use the loo (and not writing until the last minute!).
10th December '17
I read it to A-hannonle aged 4 aged 4
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
3 stars
I bought this to help my then 3y/old remember to use the loo. Tbh it didn't really resonate with her and we didn't read it much. The story was ok but wasn't really a hit for us. 
25th March '15
Read to a child aged 4
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
2 stars
I've been having a few problems with my son in the toilet-training department, so I hoped this book might be helpful in encouraging him to go to the bathroom when necessary. We are big fans of Sue Hendra's 'Supertato', and so jumped at the chance to read this when we found out about it. My son did enjoy the book. He loves the pictures, and likes every character. If he were to award the stars for this review, he tells me it'd be a five-starrer. However, it wasn't exactly what I was after. The story isn't very dynamic: the main character, Alan, needs a wee and keeps procrastinating. Whilst his friends do keep reminding him he needs a wee, they don't stop him from eating the cake, or getting a balloon, etc and encourage him to relieve himself in inappropriate places. This isn't really the message I am wanting to instil in my delightful pant-wetter. All-in-all, I'm a bit disappointed. But, if you are reading this without a toilet-training agenda, it's a cute little book.
12th February '18
I read it myself (an adult)
I Need a Wee! 9781471120879
2 stars
The Tito is a wee bit rude but the book helps you potty train the toddler
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