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Welcome to The Nothing to See Here Hotel! A hotel for magical creatures run by Frankie Banister and his parents.

`Exuberant story and witty illustrations, this is my kind of book!' Chris Riddell
`Giggles guaranteed' Nick Sharratt

Frankie Banister and his family are preparing to celebrate Grandad Abraham's 175th birthday - an occasion that's going to be even more HONKHUMPTIOUS now that Abe's ghost has showed up!

When the unexpected spook reveals a secret UNDERWATER wing of the hotel that's been hidden away for years, the Banister's decide there's only one thing for it ... a whopping welcome home bash in the spectacular BRINY BALLROOM.

But memories aren't the only things waiting at the bottom of the ocean. Secrets and sea monsters are lurking in the shadows, and is everything as it seems with Grandad Abraham's ghost? Or is there something fishy going on?

Book your stay at The Nothing To See Here Hotel in this fabulously funny series by bestselling author Steven Butler, with a host of weird and wonderful characters brought to life with Steven Lenton's brilliant illustrations!

PRAISE FOR THE NOTHING TO SEE HERE HOTEL series:

'This book is so good you won't blunking believe it!' Tom Fletcher
'Hilariously funny and inventive, and I love the extraordinary creatures and the one thirty-sixth troll protagonist...' Cressida Cowell
'A rip-roaring, swashbuckling, amazerous magical adventure. Comedy Gold.' Francesca Simon
`This hotel gets five stars from me' Liz Pichon
'A splundishly swashbungling tale of trolls, goblins and other bonejangling creatures. Put on your wellies and plunge into the strangest hotel you will ever encounter. This is a hotel I hope I never find! Wonderfully, disgustingly funny.' Jeremy Strong
`What a fun hotel! Book me in immediately!' Kaye Umansky

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This is Book 3 in the Nothing to see Here Hotel Series. See all Nothing to see Here Hotel books here.

First Line

"‘Hurry up and get this blunkin’ thing over with!’ my great-great-great-granny, Regurgita Glump, growled as she plonked her gargantuan bottom across three kitchen chairs with a painful creak."

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19th April '19
I read it to Piglet aged 7 aged 7
Sea-ing is Believing! 9781471178733
5 stars
Wow! My son and I really enjoyed our third stay at the fantastic Nothing to See Here Hotel. Located on Brighton seafront and invisible to humans, the hotel is a favourite destination for a whole host of magical creatures. 

This story is set around the 175th birthday celebrations of Granddad Abraham - made all the more special when his ghost returns and reveals that the hotel has a secret underwater ballroom beneath Brighton Pier. And so the scene is set for a magical underwater adventure that introduces a few new extraordinary characters.

What we love about this series are the hugely imaginative characters that take us to another parallel world that is full of delightful adventures. The stories are very playful and the author is a master of making up inventive new words (similar in vein to Roald Dahl, and just as good).

And for us it is great because we live in Brighton, and it is fun for my son to search for the hotel and see if we can spot the ballroom beneath the waves of the pier. 

We highly recommend this series, and can't wait for book no 4!
20th April '19
I read it myself (an adult)
Sea-ing is Believing! 9781471178733
5 stars
Welcome back to the Nothing to See Here Hotel and be prepared for a rollercoaster of a ride.
In book three Frankie and his family are preparing to celebrate Great, Great,Great Grandpa's Abe's 175th birthday. 
Maudlin Maloney has a surprise when she tells the family she could bring back Grandpa Abe from the other side as a ghost using a Skelo key. However Granny Regurgita (my favourite character in the books and you've got to love that name!) isn't keen on bringing her husband back as she never forgave him for dying and leaving her with the hotel.
Maudlin manages to bring back Abe and the Bannister family are over the moon especially Frankie, maybe now they will be able to find out if Abes son Oculus was lying about his father is Abe really a baddie or not? With the help of Abe they discover the long forgotten Briny Ballroom which no one apparently knew about. What they discover is a truly magical part of the hotel that they want to use to celebrate Abes birthday now his ghost can join them.
Frankie has his suspicions about Abe and hopes he really is who he says he is ....
Where do I start reviewing this hilariously funny book I absolutely loved it as I did the previous too Steven Butlers writing has you glued to the book from beginning to end and Steven Lentons illustrations are wonderful and bring the story to life. All the characters from the previous two books are here once again Granny is her usual grumpy self and so funny. Frankie is as always the one who has his head screwed on and looking out for his family and the hotel seems to be his job.
I loved the journey they take to the Briny Ballroom in Grandpas fish shaped machine called the Atilantus , which reminded me of the Nautilus from 20,000 leagues under the sea. 
The descriptions and the illustrations of the ballroom are truly magical and as the story unravels we learn more about Frankie's family background. 
I read this book in one sitting and really didn't want to put it down children and adults of all ages will love these books, adults will love some off the names of the characters like Viscera Von Tangle !! 
A well deserved 5 stars and I'm hoping for a book 4 soon.
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About Steven Butler

Steven Butler Biography
Steven Butler grew up in Kent, but now lives in London. He is the author of the bestselling The Diary Of Dennis The Menace and The Wrong Pong fiction series. As well as writing the hit 2015 World Book Day title, World Menace Day, Steven also is the regular host of World Book Day’s The Biggest Book Show on Earth which takes pla...

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About Steven Lenton

Steven Lenton Biography
Steven Lenton hails from Cheshire and now works from his studio in Soho, London creating an array of charming characters for his picture books. Best known for illustrating the bestselling Shifty McGifty series written by Tracey Corderoy, Ste...

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