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16 December 2016

Book Beginnings #27

For Book Beginnings, Rose City Reader invites us to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

I am currently reading The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher.

This story starts like all good stories do, a long time ago. Not just a long time ago, but a very, very, very long time ago. Squillions of years ago, in fact. Long before your granny and your grandad were born. Before there were any human beings at all. Before cars and aeroplanes, even before there was the internet, there was something better...

This is going to be so much fun to read to my nephew! I'm sneakily reading ahead so I can get the pacing right and figure out how to personalise it for him. Knowing where granny and grandad will pop up means I'm already prepared to change it to nana and grandpa without stumbling.

I love the lyrical qualities to this story so far, it's very easy to read aloud and is promising to have the same humour and the author's other books. Also, my nephew loves dinosaurs. I think I'm on to a winner.


  1. I saw this somewhere and it looks like rip roaring fun!
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  2. Sounds delightful! Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “WHITE TRASH”

  3. My son & I love his Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas with Dougie Poynter. This looks great, too!

    1. My nephew absolutely loves the Dinosaur that Pooped books, and this was a success too :)


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