Sunday, 13 November 2016

The Christmasaurus - Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher of McFly fame, is one of my favourite people so I'd pretty much buy anything he'd put his on. Yes, I've even bought everyone of the pooping dinosaur book series he wrote for myself despite being a good twenty years older than the recommended again for them. 

The Christmasaurus is a Christmas novel. It tells the story of William Trundle who isn't having the best time in life, however his belief in Christmas and his love of dinosaurs is just about enough to get him through the day. One day when Santa is looking through the Christmas lists he has been sent he stumbles across William's letter and takes pity of the little boy so decides to personally make the toy on William's list. William wants a dinosaur so Santa sets out making one based on the North Pole's resident dinosaur the Christmasaurus. 

I know that I love author Tom Fletcher but that doesn't mean that I would say that this book is good just for the sake of it - believe me I've always been first to moan about some things McFly have done in the past. However, I genuinely cannot find a fault with this book. It's truly captures the spirit of Christmas and it made me laugh out loud, cry (yes I'm holding my hands up, I cried reading a children's book) and just filled me with warm Christmassy feelings.  Even though the story is dinosaur themed it still doesn't mean that the story isn't relatable which I think is another reason why the story is so enjoyable particularly to a more older reader.

I've read this book a few times since its release as it is just so wonderfully Christmassy. It is larger a children's book but I love the way that Tom Fletcher has written this book - plus the illustrations are incredible! This book is truly one that the entire family will enjoy and I couldn't recommend picking it up more.

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...

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