Available for pre-order! Website customers – Delivery will be made in November.

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Where does Father Christmas go on holiday?

Does Rudolph eat sprouts?

Does Father Christmas like singing?

What would you ask if you met the real-life Father Christmas?

Follow this wonderful tale of Christmas magic to see if this child can stay awake long enough to meet Father Christmas!

Pre-order your copy of If Only I Could Stay Awake… today!!


“A new Christmas classic.  A lovely, magical story to read to children in the lead up to Christmas and the rhyme makes it very soothing before bed. Everyone dreams of staying awake to see Father Christmas so every child will empathise with the character. I love the addition of the elves to spot and the jokes. I’m just sad my children aren’t younger – but I will read it to them anyway.”

Mrs Hull, Junior Family Link Worker / ELSA / DSL/Mental Health Lead

“Clare invites us into the sights and sounds of Christmas Eve with this lovely festive poem.  Inspired by every child’s hope to meet the real Father Christmas, with beautiful illustrations this bouncy, rhyming story carries us on one little child’s journey of wonder into the myth of the man in the red suit.”

Becca Chamberlain, Families Pastor

“If Only I Could Stay Awake is a delightful book to share with children who are excited about Christmas, with colourful illustrations and a whole page of funny jokes at the end to make them giggle.”

Sue Atkins

Disney’s Parenting Expert and Author of ‘The Can Do Kid’s Journal: Discover Your Confidence Superpower’