Hello-ho-ho,

It’s Tom here, the oversized elf with silly glasses who wrote this book. Before you read this story, I’d like to quickly tell you another one – the story of how this book began.

It all started with a song! It was called... ‘The Christmasaurus’! That song inspired this whole story but as I began writing the book it seemed a little lonely, so I wrote another song... then another... and another! Before I knew it, I’d finished the book and had a whole stocking-full of Christmassy songs that helped tell the story and bring the characters to life.

The book was released last year, but I knew that somehow I wanted to get these songs out there too. I see them as a soundtrack to the book and, while the book can be read on its own, just as the songs can be listened to without reading the book, you only get the full story when you combine the two.

I think books and music are very special. Books require a reader to use their imagination to bring the words to life, and music can affect your emotions like nothing else in the universe, which is why I’m so excited to be able to combine the two!

The Christmasaurus is all about family so I asked mine to sing with me on this soundtrack (thanks, Gi and Carrie!), as well as Santa himself, who would like to thank Trevor Dion Nicholas for being the best vocal coach in the North Pole.

I had a lot of help from some other elves along the way to, too many to name right here. Without them and their belief in the magic of music, this wouldn’t have happened.

Now, find some festive nibbles, get comfy and turn up the volume.

Merry Christmas, Tom

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  • The Christmasaurus

  • 'I LOVE this book! It is Christmassy, amazing and crumpety all at once! Toby, aged 8

    THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS GIFT for everyone on the nice list . . . That means you!

    Read and sing-along to Tom Fletcher's BESTSELLING magical tale THIS CHRISTMAS . . . INCLUDING 'Afraid of Heights', Tom's YouTube hit.

    *Includes exclusive CD with 14 songs by Tom Fletcher*

    They sang and danced a merry celebration with their new dinosaur friend . . . It was a Christmas Eve that none of them would ever forget.

    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 an extraordinary adventure. It's about friendship and family, 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 . . .

    The Christmasaurus: The Musical Edition includes 14 songs on CD, all written and performed by Tom Fletcher, accompanied by a full orchestra with performances by Giovanna Fletcher, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Santa Claus! And listen out for newcomer Max Reader singing 'Someone More Than Me' and Harry Judd on drums in 'Afraid of Heights'.

    Throughout the book you'll find prompts telling you which track to listen to as you read the story, and at the back are all the lyrics, so you can sing along, too!

    THE SOUNDTRACK:
    1. It Must Be Christmas Time
    2. Dig, Diggedy Dig (The Digging Song)
    3. The Christmasaurus
    4. Thin Ice
    5. Someone More Than Me
    6. The Nice List
    7. I've Been a Good Girl
    8. I Believe It Could
    9. I Ho, Ho, Hope It's Santa
    10. I Love Creatures
    11. Christmas Makes Me Sick
    12. Afraid of Heights
    13. Don't Know What It Is
    14. If You Believe

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