The Christmasaurus

Written by Tom Fletcher

Illustrated by Shane Devries

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LoveReading View on The Christmasaurus

Get into the Spirit of Christmas! A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2016   Celebrity Dad of the Year 2016, Tom Fletcher brings Christmas and Dinosaurs together in a warm hearted, rollickingly magical story inspired by his love of both.  Young William Trundle loves dinosaurs better than anything else in the world and all he wants for Christmas is a dinosaur – a real one if at all possible. William and his dad love Christmas too especially this year when things have not been going too well. Waking up on Christmas Eve William finds the amazing Christmasaurus in his bedroom, and is soon off on a dazzling adventure full of snow and elves and flying reindeer and Santa Claus himself. Packed full of warmth, this is a story that will delight all readers and especially those who love Christmas.  ~ Julia Eccleshare

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The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher

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The Christmasaurus Synopsis

The Christmasaurus is a story about a boy named William Trundle, and a dinosaur, the Christmasaurus. It's about how they meet one Christmas Eve and have a magical adventure. It's about friendship and families, sleigh bells and Santa, singing elves and flying reindeer, music and magic. It's about discovering your heart's true desire, and learning that the impossible might just be possible ...

The magical first children's novel from Tom Fletcher, lead singer of McFly and McBusted. Warm, engaging, funny, and packed with memorable characters and Christmas magic, The Christmasaurus is the perfect stocking filler for both girls and boys. It's ideal for reading alone or together as a family, and will be enjoyed for many Christmases to come.

The Christmasaurus Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to the review by one of the Lovereading4kids editorial experts some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

We've also received the following Vlog review from Toby Little, age 8.

  • Toby Little, age 8 - 'I love this book! It is Christmassy, amazing and crumpety, all at once! it’s a bit silly, and a lot funny, and there are poems and rhymes in each chapter that I loved reading out loud.'
  • Rob Anderson, age 6 - 'Dinosawesome! I really liked it.'
  • Elleanore Phillips, age 8½ - 'This story is about friendship, sharing and solving problems.  The illustrations are fabulous and always in the right place in the book.  I loved this book and it was almost impossible for me to put it down once I had started reading it.'
  • Alexander Bisland & Daniel Bisland, age 11 & 9 - 'it’s a good book to share in a classroom because it talks about friendship and you can also use it for Christmas themed activities.'

The Christmasaurus Press Reviews

A warm hearted, rollickingly magical story ... A dazzling adventure full of snow and elves and flying reindeer and Santa Claus himself. Packed full of warmth, this is a story that will delight all readers, and especially those who love Christmas -- Julia Eccleshare LoveReading4Kids

I love this book! It is Christmassy, amazing and crumpety, all at once! It's a bit silly, and a lot funny, and there are poems and rhymes in each chapter that I loved reading out loud -- Toby, aged 8

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780141373348
Publication date: 16/10/2017
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141373324
Publication date: 06/10/2016
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141373324
Publication date: 6th October 2016
Author: Tom Fletcher
Illustrator: Shane Devries
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 384 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Humorous
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks, eBooks
Other Categories: Audio Books, Reviewed by Children

About Tom Fletcher

After writing songs with his band McFly for several years, Tom Fletcher turned his hand to writing stories. He is one half of the duo behind the bestselling Dinosaur That Pooped series. The Christmasaurus is Tom's first novel for young readers, and combines his love of Christmas and dinosaurs. You can find Tom Fletcher on his Youtube channel  here!

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