The Christmasaurus

by Fletcher, Tom, 1985-

Format: Print Book [2018]
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 11 of 11 copies
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Summary
Why settle for a pony or a puppy for Christmas when you could have a dinosaur? A rollicking adventure from singer-songwriter and YouTuber Tom Fletcher.

Once upon a time--long, long ago, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth--an egg rolled away from its mother and landed in the ocean, where it froze solid and stayed peacefully for thousands of years. Then one day Santa and his elves discover the frozen egg, and Santa sits on it to see if it will hatch. But he can't guess what's inside. . . . A dinosaur!

Meanwhile, a young boy named William Trundle has only ever wished for one thing for Christmas: a dinosaur! So when Santa accidentally gives William the real Christmasaurus instead of a stuffed replica, it's the BEST CHRISTMAS EVER! Until an evil man known as the Hunter decides a dinosaur will be the perfect addition to his collection.

A wild and hilarious adventure ensues. An instant Christmas classic!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The new girl, Brenda, unrelentingly teases William about his wheelchair, something he has never felt self-conscious about. So all William wants for Christmas is a dinosaur. Little does he know, a few years ago Santa's elves found a strange egg which hatched the one-of-a-kind Christmasaurus! Imagine Will's surprise when he discovers a real-life dino in his room on Christmas Eve! In Will's nighttime quest to discover what kind of dino his new best friend is, the duo encounter a mysterious hunter who pursues only the rarest of rare creatures. With the help of Santa, Brenda, and William's dad, William and the Christmasaurus discover the true magic and meaning of the holidays. Fletcher's story runs a bit longer than necessary and overuses gibberish words, which could annoy some readers, but the story's strength lies in the adorable dino and William's mature acceptance of who he is as a disabled person, which does not hinder his adventures one bit. Overall, a sweet holiday story that would work well as a family read-aloud.--Lindsey Tomsu Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this quirky Christmas outing, William Trundle-a dinosaur enthusiast who is being teased by a bully because he uses a wheelchair-requests a real dinosaur from Santa. Luckily, a prologue explains, a single frozen dinosaur egg happens to have survived. Santa's elves dig it up in the North Pole, and Santa reluctantly agrees to sit atop it (his "bum" is the only one big enough). Out hatches Christmasaurus: in Devries's charming, grayscale art, the dino appears as a friendly creature with horns and a featherlike fringe around his neck. Christmasaurus-who doesn't feel like he fits in among the elves, reindeer, and Santa-accidentally hitches a ride on the sleigh. Readers will guess that Christmasaurus and William are destined for one another-but first, a dastardly villain with a pipe and a pup intervenes. Making his middle grade debut, songwriter Fletcher offers a goofy-humored fantasy about differences, friendship, and holiday magic. Ages 8-12. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Santa Claus -- Fiction.
Christmas -- Fiction.
Dinosaurs -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
People with disabilities -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Publisher New York :[2018]
Edition First American edition.
Contributors Devries, Shane, illustrator.
Language English
Description 371 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781524773304
1524773301
9781524773311
152477331X
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