“‘She is the best-kept Christmas secret of all,’ whispered Santa Claus. ‘Which is surprising, because she is so powerful that Christmas itself would not exist without her. She is older than time itself, yet still as young as tomorrow. She is known only as the Winter Witch.'”
A year has passed since a boy named William Trundle had an incredible adventure with the most extraordinary dinosaur: the Christmasaurus. Now, William is about to be swept back to the North Pole, and meet the icy, mysterious and magical Winter Witch, whose power to control time allows Santa to travel all around the world on Christmas Eve. And then William learns that the fate of Christmas hangs in the balance, he and the Christmasaurus must risk everything to save it.
I read the Christmasaurus immediately before picking up the sequel, I absolutely adored the first book so I just knew that I would love the second one just as much. It did not disappoint met. I actually loved that this books was slightly more complex and gave me more to think about.
Although I am not the target audience from this book I feel that as an adult you can still really find enjoyment from reading this series. I love how creative this book is, and how as a reader you are taken back to your childhood with the use of imagination etc. I also find that the writing style is a lot less juvenile for a childrens book which definitely adds to the experience. There are so many important topics explored which are pivotal to the development of a child including the importance of friendships.
I absolutely love that we get to meet all of the old characters that we learnt to love from the first book. I love seeing them develop and grow into characters that I love even more now. William is such a lovely character, I just wanted to reach through the pages and give him a cuddle. The Christmasaurus of course will always be a favourite. But I also loved looking at Brenda’s character in more depth and getting to know her that little bit more.
The illustrations in this book are phenomenal. I really loved each and every one of them. So much thought and effort have been put into them and they really add to the reading experience. I was so excited to turn pages, not only to find out what happened in the story next but also to find out what illustration I am going to come across.
I absolutely loved this and I did not want to put it down. It was another that I read in just one sitting. The Christmasaurus series really helps to put the magic back into christmas as an adult. This is a series that I will be revisiting each christmas and I cannot wait for another book to be released.