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Father Christmas Goes on Holiday (Picture Puffin) [Paperback]

Raymond Briggs
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29 Sep 1995 Picture Puffin
In this hilarious sequel from Raymond Briggs, author of The Snowman and inspiration for The Snowman and Snowdog, a still rather grumpy Father Christmas decides to go on holiday. No-one needs a holiday more than Father Christmas, but where can such a well-known and easily recognized person go? Father Christmas sets off in search of his ideal holiday spot! France, Scotland and Las Vegas are his chosen destinations, but as Father Christmas discovers - there's nowhere like home.

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; Re-issue edition (29 Sep 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140501878
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140501872
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 25.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,848 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Raymond Briggs studied at Wimbledon School of Art, the Central Schoolof Art and the Slade. Many of his books are now classics and some: THESNOWMAN, FATHER CHRISTMAS, FATHER CHRISTMAS GOES ON HOLIDAY and WHENTHE WIND BLOWS, have been made into highly successful films. Raymond Briggs lives in Sussex.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ho ho ho 13 Dec 2002
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Father Christmas Goes on Holdiay is really funny and enjoyable for kids and parents. When I read it to my 5 year old daughter I thought that it might be too sophisticated for her but she loved it, as did my 7 year old son. Raymond Briggs does not 'talk down' to his audience and includes information that many young children would not know about (ie there is some dialogue in French but although my kids don't know any French this did not in any way make the book less enjoyable). We already have Father Christmas by Briggs and we found Father Christmas goes on Holiday just as entertaining and engaging. If you like Raymond Briggs irreverant sense of humour you'll like this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Joe
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If you liked the original, you'll like this as well, more of the same, lots of pictures for the little ones to examine, and interesting for them to imagine Father Christmas out of his normal context of snow and sleighs, and in the sunshine instead.
These are relatively slim books, but dont let that put you off, there is lots of detail in the pictures and the story that you can bring out with your imagination and the childs. But because of that I'd recommend buying both together if you dont already have the original.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Father Christmas Goes on Holiday 9 Jan 2013
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I pretended that this book was to share with my grandsons. I lied. It was for me. The pictures and corresponding speech/thought bubbles are a joy. I also ordered Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs. I'd had owned this book in the past, but can't find it now. It doesn't have to be Christmas to read these books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Raymond Briggs really knows Father Christmas! 7 Jan 2010
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This book continues the charm and grumpiness of the first Father Christmas. My children loved it and so do my Grandchildren
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 20 Feb 2013
By Anon
Wonderful book that brings back the joys of childhood while passing it on to the next generation. A must have for anyone
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic 19 Feb 2013
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A brilliant story. Bought this to replaces our original version that fell apart due to being read so many times. My 4 year old loves it. He particulary likes how grumpy Father Christmas is
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect 25 May 2014
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One of the best children's books it is possible to buy, Funny, sweet, and beautifully illustrated. It doesn't get better than this.
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3.0 out of 5 stars grandson
thought it was the video. my wrongdoing. my grandson is only 3 so the book was much too old for him. will eventually come into its own
Published 10 months ago by Sheilask
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed with content
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delviered on time. Just not pleased with the story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Grumpy old man has fun in the sun!
My five-year-old daughter is requesting I read this story to her, and its prequel "Father Christmas", every night now. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Arachne202
5.0 out of 5 stars Bloomin great!
I have always mneant to get this - if you have read Father Christmas you have to buy this - lovely ideas and lovely jokes that work on several levels. Read more
Published on 14 Jan 2012 by Orwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series
My children first found this series of books at their Grannies house and really love them. This one is a favourite and was asked for a Christmas present. Read more
Published on 8 Jan 2012 by SomersetRacer
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best option...
As a teacher of English as a foreign language (in Portugal), I was a bit disappointed with 'Father Christmas Goes on Holiday'... Read more
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