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'Twas the night before Christmas,
when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...

But I'll tell you what was stirring...
'Twas Santa's BIG BOTTOM!


A riotously funny Christmas-themed picture book from BAFTA-winning
children's TV presenters Sam & Mark. It's time to deliver
presents, but Santa's tummy is feeling funny and he needs to
let out parps along the way... But as a result, all the presents
fall in the sea - will Santa's trusty reindeer come to the rescue,
after their brussels sprout snack?


Comes with a suitably silly "Santa Stop Here" doorhanger!

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9781407180816
  • ISBN: 9781407180816
  • Pub Date: 5th October 2017
  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • Imprint: Scholastic
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 32

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8th December '17
I read it to seany aged 8 aged 8 , to Princesskatie aged 1 aged 1 , to busterboy aged 5 aged 5 & to Tinkerbell aged 9 aged 9
The Stink Before Christmas 9781407180816
5 stars
Such a funny funny book!! My kids really enjoyed it!
14th December '17
I read it to sophiesmith aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
This book is absolutely hillarious and had us both in stitches. Seems like santas dicky tummy saves christmas and his bean and cabbage farts ensure that all the children get their xmas gifts. I would highly recommend this book for a funny christmas story.
13th November '17
I read it to Little bear aged 6 aged 6 & to Little lady aged 4 aged 4
The Stink Before Christmas 9781407180816
5 stars
Our little boy through this book was so funny and we read it several times toilet talk always goes down well in our house and this had him rolling around with laughter, the pictures were colourful lots of fun 
3rd December '17
I read it to Eric aged 7 aged 7 & to Ame aged 9 aged 9
The Stink Before Christmas 9781407180816
5 stars
This is such a funny book,it’s a brilliant story and the illustrations are amazing this should be definitely a book people buy there children,cause my daughters loved it .
17th December '17
I read it to Rpk aged 7 aged 7 & to MLK aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Both of my children 7 and 3 thought this book was absolutely hillarious! The illustrations are fantastic too. They thought the presents ending up in the sea was particularly funny! 
we did have a full scale fight over who was having the door hanger though that would be the only negative. I thought the book was quite funny too, up there with Father Christmas comes up trumps, we've read this book almost every night for a week! Brilliant would reccomend 
3rd December '17
I read it to JJ aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
What a great Christmas book! if you like funny tales and bright illustrations then this is definately one to read! the rhyming verse in the book makes it easy for children of early reading age to follow, and the amusing story is definately a winner in our house! The story of a very "windy" Santa is sure to bring a smile to everyones face,- Santa needs to deliver his presents but his tummy is very rumbly, and he breaks wind most of Christmas Eve. The Reindeers are upset after being given Brussells sprouts of all things, so are in no mood to help Santa when he runs into trouble! a fun book, with the great addition of a removable door hanger in the back of the book. 
4th December '17
I read it to RUBYB aged 5 aged 5 & to Heidibarnes aged 3 aged 3
The Stink Before Christmas 9781407180816
5 stars
My daughters loved this book! It made them laugh so much, it is very funny and aimed just right at young children. A must read at Christmas time and I think it will now be a regular favourite at bedtime!
14th January '18
I read it to CarterB aged 4 aged 4 & to Landon10 aged 7 aged 7
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4 stars
This book was not an instant hit with our boys, however after a few read throughs the boys were really laughing at all the references to farting. 
From the readers viewpoint I found the rhythm of the writing a little awkward but it didn’t effect the boys enjoyment at all. 
4th March '18
I read it to LandonB aged 7 aged 7 & to CarterB aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
My boys 7 and 3 loved this book. It was funny ( a bit gross which they loved!!) and was a favourite at bed time on the head up to Christmas. 

It had really lovely illustrations that were bright and engaging! 

A great buy! 
1st November '18
I read it to ASC aged 4 to 11 & to Pre-schoolA aged 2 to 4
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4 stars
The Stink Before Christmas is a brilliantly funny read that the children loved. We read it many times over Christmas and I'm sure it'll be back out again soon as they thought the toilet / fart humour was hilarious. If it wasn't for that I'm not sure they'd have enjoyed it anywhere as much but with the fantasticly gross descriptions and bright colourful illustrations they couldn't get enough of the book and thoroughly enjoyed reading about Santa's issues he had on Christmas Eve with himself and the reindeers. It's not one of my favourite books to read but the children loved it and so that's all that matters!
2nd December '17
I read it to eric_ aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
My son laughed so much with this book, I don't really know why, but he always loves to have fun with toilet humour. We read it various times already. He also enjoyed the door hanger inside, we've cut it out already and he said he'll be hanging it outside on Christmas Eve. In this story, Santa has a bad stomach day/night on Christmas Eve when he's about to go out with the reindeer to deliver all the toys to the kids, then they go through an adventure and get "stuck", but everything ends up fine and they manage to go to all the kids and give their gifts on time. This part seems to lose a bit of the energy and isn't as good as the initial part, but my son didn't care, he is still having a laugh with all the previous parts.
4th December '17
I read it to joshgok aged 7 aged 7 & to JakeGOK aged 5 aged 5
The Stink Before Christmas 9781407180816
4 stars
We thought this revoltingly rhyming stinky take on the classic "The Night Before Christmas" was very funny and great for a jolly good laugh before Christmas.  Santa's diet means his tummy is feeling a bit poorly, he farts a LOT, and then one rather large fart (that makes him feel better) blast the presents off the back of the sleigh and into the ocean! He gets them back, and using fart powered reindeers, he delivers all the presents to the girls and boys.

If you love toilet humour, then this book is for you!
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Tom Knight is an illustrator from the east coast of England. After ten years of working as a graphic designer, he realised that true happiness lay in drawing pictures in his garden shed. He has illustrated several picture books for other writers, and Good Knight, Bad Knight...

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