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  • Published: 1 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781849415026
  • Imprint: Red Fox
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

The Giant's Loo Roll

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From the author of Father Christmas Needs a Wee comes this brilliantly funny story with an environmental message.

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?

  • Pub date: 1 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781849415026
  • Imprint: Red Fox
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Nicholas Allan

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 is also the author of Hilltop Hospital, a book that has been adapted into a BAFTA-winning television series. Nicholas Allan is the author/illustrator of over thirty children's books.

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Praise for The Giant's Loo Roll

“A mischievous light touch”

Dinah Hall, The Daily Telegraph

“Combines the fun of a giant’s runaway toilet roll with the fantastic line: “Fe fi fo fum, what can I use to wipe my...?””

The Sunday Express

“This is a fun rollercoaster story for young children with a jaunty rhyming text. With lovely, colourful pictures and even a gentle environmental reminder about wasting paper, it’s sure to make children giggle.”


“A giant's toilet roll goes on a crazy journey in a very funny, typically cheeky romp with an environmental theme.”

Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“Snappy rhyming couplets accompanied by textured painterly images and a subtly imbued, humorously delivered, envionmental message.”

Junior Magazine

“A hilarious story with wonderful touches of humour in text and picture - and don't miss all the little details in the pictures, which are quite amazing.”

Parents in Touch

“...brilliantly illustrated. This book is great value and will have you in stitches ... this cheeky, naughty, ever-so-rude and hilariously funny story will certainly stimulate their imaginations, their sense of fun, creative writing skills and 'play with language' in the best possible ways!”

EYE magazine

“Pure genius! Nicholas Allan deserves a knighthood for that one! ... This is a bedtime story that I always choose because we’re guaranteed to dissolve into hysterics before the end of the story, however many times we’ve read it”

Madhouse Family Reviews

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