I must admit I haven't read any of Tom Fletcher's highly popular picture books (The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas etc) but judging by what I'd heard of their reliance on toilet humour I didn't have high hopes of enjoying this, his first longer book. I'm very happy to admit however that I was very pleasantly surprised, The Christmasaurus is a delightful, charming story, destined to become a festive classic for children. Wonderful to read such a positive portrayal of a disabled youngster , main character William is bright, loving, funny and resourceful and the relationship he has with his dad is touchingly close, even if he does embarrass him by calling him 'Willie poos'!
Shane Davies' pencil illustrations bring the dinosaur , Christmasaurus, to vivid life and they are beautifully drawn and complement the text throughput the book. One whole fabulous Christmas reading experience, can't wait to see the stage show next year - we have already purchased tickets!
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