This book is by Nicholas Allan, who has written such great children’s stories as, “Father Christmas Needs a Wee,” and “The Queen’s Knickers.” Just from those titles, you can see that irreverent humour (and toilet humour) is very popular in his books – and also very popular with his young readers. This book is no exception – “The Giant’s Loo Roll,” had my little nephew giggling all the way through.
The story begins with the giant, of course, on the toilet – when he drops his toilet roll, which bumps down the hill and into the town to cause mayhem. There are giant pieces of paper everywhere – what can they be used for? Before long, the townspeople are coming up with all sorts of inventive ideas to use the enormous toilet roll – but what about the poor giant? This is a quirky, fun read, with lots of humour in both the text and the illustrations and great fun to read aloud.