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Nov 12 2013

The Nanny Piggins guide to conquering Christmas by R. A. Spratt

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Random House Australia Children's, 2013. ISBN 9780857980922. ebook. ISBN 9780857980939.
Where most of us are merely content to survive Xmas, the inimitable Nanny Piggins ably provides us with a foolproof guide to triumphantly trouncing Christmas into submission.
Interspersed with a hilarious Christmas story, Nanny Piggins (with the aid of her trusty assistant R. A. Spratt) supplies pig-approved recipes, handy hints for everything from fashion to how to get the best results from Santa and festive games.
If you think Christmas with your relations is abysmal, just reading about the scrimmage between the deadly dull Green extended family and the wildly eccentric Piggins clan will definitely give you some relief.
Readers who have not yet encountered the subversive and flamboyant Nanny Piggins can read this as a stand-alone, though will no doubt be rushing the shelves to catch up with the first eight books in the series.
Wacky and wonderful, this handy compendium would be a perfect addition to your Christmas reading list/display - or a very suitable alternative to boring socks and undies for any reader 8-12 years on your Xmas shopping list.
Sue Warren

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