If Only I Could Stay Awake…


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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!






ISBN: 978-0-9957596-5-7
Format: Paperback
UK Release Date: 20 April 2022
UK Price: £6.99
BIC Code: Picture storybooks (YBCS)
Traditional stories (Children’s / Teenage) (YFJ)
Early learning: verse & rhymes (YBLB1)
General fiction (Children’s / Teenage) (YFB)
Readership Level: Primary
Size: 210 x 210 mm
Illustrations & Extent: Full colour/36pp


Additional information

Weight .145 kg
Dimensions 21 × .5 × 21 cm

3 reviews for If Only I Could Stay Awake…

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

    “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.”

  2. Becca Chamberlain, Families Pastor

    “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.”

  3. Sue Atkins – Disney’s Parenting Expert

    “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’


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