Recent Read – The Christmasaurus

The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher

My rating ✰5✰

Picture and quote from Goodreads

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.

This book was the perfect bit of Christmas magic I needed to get myself in to the Christmas spirit. It was whimsical and magical and so cute and fun. The pictures added even more wonder to the story. I can see myself reading this again year after year at Christmas time.

Next year it might be okay to read with Pepper. I thought about it this year and am glad I decided not to. There is just a little too much sad for her to deal with this year. William’s mother was in a car accident that left her dead and him in a wheelchair. Given that I lost my husband and Pepper lost her father this year I’m exposing her to as little death as possible so as not to bring up unpleasant feelings even more often than necessary. It was also a little bit more frightening and violent then I expected. Bullies throwing fists, and a hunter trying to shoot animals and people. I’m just glad I didn’t read it with Pepper this year, but it still ended up leaving me smiling and joyful and excited about the season by the end.

This was such a wonderful Christmas book and I can’t wait to read the sequel. I’m a certain this book will be a part of our Christmas celebrations each year.

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