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Children in Nottingham review books received as part of Read On Nottingham’s Christmas donations

09 Apr 2019

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Pupils at Blue Bell Hill Primary School in Nottingham have reviewed The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher, which they received as part of our Read On Nottingham campaign.

At the end of 2018, Read On Nottingham received a generous donation of books from corporate partners Penguin Random House to celebrate our charity of the year status. This included hundreds of copies of Tom Fletcher’s The Christmasaurus: the story of William Trundle who wakes up on Christmas Eve to find the amazing Christmasaurus in his bedroom. Following the surprising discovery he is soon off on a dazzling adventure full of snow and elves and flying reindeer – and Santa Claus himself.

The books were delivered to several primary schools in Nottingham for pupils to enjoy during the school holiday.

One of the lucky schools was Blue Bell Primary School, who all thoroughly enjoyed reading the festive title. The best bits of feedback included:

“I love loved the Tom Fletcher book called the Christmasaurus because it was a comedy book and they keep me entertained.”

“I would recommend this book because it is an amazing book and puts a picture in your mind in a way that other books don’t.”

“The Christmasaurus is one of the best books I have ever read – ideal for reading during the Christmas season when you really want to get into the Christmas spirit. When you get your hands on this book, you won’t be able to put it down. There is so many jokes, mysteries and secrets to be solved that make this book interesting.”

“This book was a delight to read. Some parts were very emotional.”

“I think that The Christmasaurus is really emotional but marvellous. I recommend this book to people who enjoy Christmas and dinosaurs… This might be my favourite book because of how wonderful and magical it was.”

Our Read On Nottingham Manager, Emily Landsborough, said:

“It was a pleasure to gift so many books to children and families in Nottingham during the festive season. These positive reviews prove how gratefully and positively they have been received. Books have the power to transform lives, yet far too many children in the city are missing out on the chance to reach their full potential because they don’t have a book of their own at home.

“We hope that pupils at Blue Bell Primary School and other children across Nottingham are inspired to pick up a book and read for enjoyment.”

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