The Accidental Father Christmas
By Tom McLaughlin
The latest in the hilarious ‘Accidental’ series, this book is an absolute Christmas cracker for readers aged 9–12 and a great choice for fans of David Walliams.
Ben is a passionate young lad who wants nothing more than to have his Dad at home for Christmas. Since his previous pleas to Santa have fallen on deaf ears, he plans to have a chat in person this year. But when things go awry, Santa temporarily loses his memory, and Tom is launched into the adventure of a lifetime as he tries to save Christmas for everyone.
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About the book
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Ben has one important thing on his Christmas list, and it’s the same thing every year. But his wish never comes true, and he’s starting to get a bit sceptical about Father Christmas. So, on Christmas Eve, he sets up an elaborate booby trap to capture the jolly bearded fella, kicking off a sequence of hilarious events!
Between taking a sleigh through a drive-through, fleeing from secret agents on the hunt for aliens, and facing down a gang of really-quite-angry elves, Ben is about to have simply a wonderful Christmas time.
About the author
Before becoming a writer and illustrator Tom McLaughlin spent nine years working as a political cartoonist for The Western Morning News thinking up silly jokes about even sillier politicians. Then, in 2014, Tom took the plunge into illustrating and writing his own books. Since then he has written and illustrated children’s books as well as working on animated TV shows for Disney and Cartoon Network. The Accidental Prime Minister was his debut children’s novel. Check out Tom’s website for more information about the Accidental series.
Tom lives in Devon and his hobbies include drinking tea, looking out of the window, and biscuits. His hates include spiders and running out of tea and biscuits.
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