The Christmasaurus and the Night Before Christmas

The Christmasaurus and the Night Before Christmas

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A second picture-book Christmasaurus adventure from beloved children's author Tom Fletcher, full of festive magic.

It's the night before Christmas, and Christmasaurus wants to help the elves get everything ready for Santa. But it turns out that having claws can make things like wrapping presents, baking gingerbread, and decorating trees rather . . . difficult.

Can Christmasaurus find his own way to make this the best Christmas ever?

A new Christmasaurus story from bestselling author Tom Fletcher, told in brilliant read-aloud rhyme and with an uplifting message about finding your own special talents. Featuring magical illustrations from Shane Devries and two stunning pull-out gatefold spreads, this gorgeous book is the perfect Christmas gift.

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About the authors

Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher is a number-one bestseller and one of the UK's most popular children's authors.

The Christmasaurus was the biggest debut middle-grade novel of 2016 and was shortlisted for a British Book Award. Since then, Tom has published several more chart-topping children's novels including The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch, The Christmasaurus and the Naughty List, The Creakers and the instant number-one bestseller The Danger Gang.

Tom also writes the incredibly successful Who's in Your Book? picture-book series and is one half of the author duo behind the Dinosaur that Pooped picture-book series too, which has sold over 1.5 million copies.

For older readers, Tom co-authors the Eve of Man series with his wife Giovanna Fletcher.

Tom's books have been translated into 40 languages, and to date he has sold over 5 million copies of his books in the UK alone.

The Christmasaurus is currently being developed by The Greatest Showman director Michael Gracey into an animated, feature-length movie with original songs written by Tom.

As well as his career as an author, by the age of 21, Tom had penned 10 UK number 1 singles and is the founding member of the band McFLY. The Brit Award-winning band has sold over 10 million records worldwide and Tom has also written songs for other artists including One Direction, Busted and 5SOS.
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Shane Devries (Illustrator)

Shane Devries is an illustrator from Adelaide, Australia. He began working as an architectural illustrator and has worked as a graphic designer and now creates visual development art for animation productions and illustrates books. Shane enjoys visiting art galleries, running and travelling and if possible he would spend countless hours gardening in his veggie patch.
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