Posted by Sandra on November 29 2016

The Guardian published a review of the best books for kids this christmas and Tom’s The Christmasaurus is one of them! read below what they have to say about the book.

Most kids want at least one unattainable thing for Christmas – a pony, a spaceship, a real live dinosaur. That’s the simple but effective premise of The Christmasaurus (Penguin hardback £12.99), the latest book from erstwhile McFly singer Tom Fletcher, whose dino-themed picture-book output (with bandmate Dougie Poynter) probably helped earn his icelolly.com celebrity dad of the year 2016 accolade.

For a man more used to the three-minute medium, Fletcher’s not bad. The story of Jurassic-fixated William Trundle (wheelchair-using, mumless) and a dinosaur raised at the north pole (who secretly wants to be a reindeer), Fletcher’s first solo venture for older children is full of redemption, magic and gleeful silliness, especially on the mechanics of Christmas.

Elves called Snozzletrump and the like speak in rhyme. Santa plays vinyl records on his in-sleigh gramophone; that’s the boost that sends it airborne. The tale draws to a climax on Trundle’s snowy rooftop, where a big game hunter tries to bag a flying reindeer as his latest rare trophy – or, perhaps, even a dinosaur?

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Posted by Sandra on November 24 2016

Earlier this week Tom and Giovanna attended the BAFTA Kids Awards to present an award and they looked all kinds of cute with matching outfits. Check all the pics in the gallery!

[x13]EVENTS AND APPEARANCES > 2016 > BAFTA KIDS AWARDS – NOVEMBER 20

 
 
Posted by Sandra on November 17 2016

Last tuesday, 3/4 of McFly, Dougie is still in the USA, attended the European premiere of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them in London. Even that it was raining the boys managed to look as good as usual. Check all the pics on the gallery!

[x22]EVENTS AND APPEARANCES > 2016 > FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM EUROPEAN PREMIERE, LONDON – NOVEMBER 15

[x6]CANDIDS > 2016 > ARRIVING TO THE FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM AFTER PARTY, LONDON – NOVEMBER 15

 
 
Posted by Sandra on November 11 2016

[x5]PHOTOSHOOTS > 2016 > SELFISH MOTHER PHOTOSHOOT

MCFLY guitarist Tom Fletcher and his wife Giovanna welcomed their second child in February this year.

So the family of four are planning to have a “really selfish” Christmas at home this year with two-year-old toddler Buzz and his eight-month-old baby brother.

It might seem early to be thinking about Christmas arrangements, but the festive spirit is in full flow for the Fletcher family.

“We have this rule that after bonfire night, you’re allowed to listen to Christmas music,” Giovanna exclusively told OK! magazine.

She and husband Tom – who recently celebrated 13 years together – tied the knot back in 2012 in a stunning ceremony covered exclusively by OK!

And Tom is just as excited about Christmas as his wife.

“We’re really selfish and make our families come to us,” he said.

“But I don’t think the decorating work at the house will be finished by Christmas this year.”

Giovanna added: “It’s usually me who cooks but Tom has taken over in the last few years because I’ve been pregnant. I just sat there eating chocolate!”

But it’s not just family that will be invited round for Christmas, Tom’s band mates always get an invite too.

“With the kids there as well,” Tom said.

“We’ll need so many high chairs now,” he added, thinking of Harry Judd’s daughter Lola who was born earlier this year.

The couple used to live next door to Danny Jones — and one year they spent Christmas at his.

“We had this really big drunken night and the police ended up being called!” Giovanna said.

“We weren’t being that loud!”

But this year, the parents revealed their oldest son Buzz is more excited than ever for Christmas.

“Last year he wasn’t old enough to have conversations about Santa but this year he can really get into it because we’ve been talking about it loads,” Tom said.

Giovanna added: “It’s going to be so magical! We need to start thinking about the traditions we’re going to do for Buzz and Buddy.

Selfish Mother’s Molly Gunn and Tom and Giovanna Fletcher have partnered up for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day to create a pair of festive sweaters featuring the slogans ‘Father Christmas’ and ‘Mother Christmas’ (right). The two designs are available to purchase exclusively at Selfish Mother’s online store. Priced at £45 each, 50 per cent of the proceeds (£22.50 per adult jumper) will be donated to Save the Children.

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Posted by Sandra on October 13 2016

A brass band and pop stars were present for the launch of Tom Fletcher’s first novel, The Christmasaurus (Penguin Random House Children’s), at the Natural History Museum last night (Wednesday 5th October).

Fletcher celebrated the launch of the novel aimed at seven to 11 year-olds with his family and friends, including his McFly bandmates, and PRH staff including c.e.o. Tom Weldon. He also gave a speech with his editor Natalie Doherty, during which he thanked the team at PRH and his wife Giovanna Fletcher, who he said inspired him to write the novel with her own career as an author.

The Christmasaurus is set on Christmas Eve and it tells the story of a boy named William Trundle and his magical adventures with a dinosaur called the Christmasaurus. The book is published today (Thursday 6th October). The party was decorated with festive decorations including a Christmas tree and candy canes, as well as a large Christmasaurus model made from 2,500 crumpets (pictured below) and artwork from the book, which is illustrated by Shane Devries. There was also a brass band playing Christmas songs throughout the evening.

As well as being the frontman of pop band McFly, Fletcher co-authors the Dinosaur That Pooped picture book series with his bandmate Dougie Poynter, which is illustrated by Garry Parsons. The series has sold 753,233 copies since 2013 through Nielsen BookScan, with title The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas selling 150,632 copies.

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Posted by Sandra on October 13 2016

McFly band member Tom Fletcher launched his children’s fiction book The Christmasaurus at the Natural History Museum on 5 October.

The venue’s Earth Hall was transformed for the occasion into a Christmas wonderland, with season lighting, canapés and a giant ‘Christmasaurus’ made from 2,500 Warburton’s crumpets.

The Christmas scene was constructed by Bespoke Events, who matched the lighting to the book’s jacket using blues, whites and purples as well as snowflake projections.

Food by Dish created a bespoke canapé menu including confit turkey leg ballotine with blackberry, Goat’s cheese and beetroot trifle with gingerbread, Quails eggs Florentine with pink peppercorns and homemade miniature mince pies.

Lauren Hyett,head of PR for Penguin Random House Children’s, commented: “Where better to celebrate the launch of a book about a very special dinosaur than at the Natural History Museum? Tom Fletcher and Penguin Random House wanted to throw the first Christmas party of the season to celebrate The Christmasaurus in festive style.”

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Posted by Sandra on October 13 2016

Calling all crumpet fans – time to get yourself to Manchester or Bristol where you can marvel over an eight-foot dinosaur made out of Warburton’s giant crumpets.
Yes, you read that correct, and it’s all thanks to McFly’s Tom Fletcher, whose new book The Christmasaurus features mischievous Elves who enjoy nothing more than a toasted crumpet at teatime.

Well, who doesn’t?
‘The Christmasaurus really is such an entertaining read so is a natural fit for our family brand,’ said Sally Stanton, Head of Marketing at Warburtons.

After hearing that Tom Fletcher’s Elves loved crumpets just as much as we do, we figured it was a fantastic opportunity to join forces and create the Christmasaurus out of crumpets.’

The Christmasaurus is Tom’s latest children’s book.
Set on Christmas Eve, the story follows the adventures of a boy named William Trundle and a most unusual dinosaur called, you guessed it, the Christmasaurus. A tale about adventure, family, friendship and discovering that the impossible might just be possible, it follows Tom’s earlier series, The Dinosaur That Pooped.
Tom confirmed on Tuesday that the new novel will be turned into a film, and will be directed by Michael Gracey, who is currently working with Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron on a new film, The Greatest Showman.

‘I’d only finished the first draft of the book when I sent it to the director and he literally came back in the first email with illustrations and I thought it was amazing,’ Tom told Daily Star.
‘He was so inspired and fired up that we had this plan to make the film as I still was shaping the story of the book.I’ve never grown out of Christmas. I am now this weird 31-year-old who still loves Christmas and dinosaurs.’

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Posted by Sandra on October 4 2016

Not only is McFly’s Tom Fletcher ace at being a chart-topping singer-songwriter, a YouTube famous wedding speech extraordinaire and a best-selling children’s author, he’s now adding movie-maker to his many talents.

The British star is working on brand new music for the film adaptation of his own children’s book The Christmasaurus.

It follows the festive tale of a boy named William Trundle who meets a dinosaur called The Christmasaurus on Christmas Eve and together they embark on a magical adventure.

Think of it as The Snowman meets Jurassic Park, but without the traumatic melting and nasty velociraptors.

The animated film adaptation will be helmed by Hollywood director Michael Gracey, who is currently working with the likes of Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron on The Greatest Showman On Earth.

Tom has written a number of new songs to be included in the film, which he will also perform at this year’s Royal Variety Performance.

The Christmasaurus will be released as a hardback book this Thursday (October 6), ahead of the new film and music.

It follows his and bandmate Dougie Poynter’s hugely successful The Dinosaur That Pooped series, which has released over the past few years.

It also comes after McFly’s recent run of ground-breaking shows across the UK, where they played all five of their studio albums in full over three consecutive nights in each tour location.

McFly are currently working on new music for their sixth studio album, but have yet to confirm when we’ll get to hear it. Not too long please, guys!

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Posted by Sandra on October 4 2016

This morning we were invited to the launch of Tom Fletcher’s newest book, and first novel, ‘The Christmasaurus’, and we have to admit that we weren’t quite prepared for what followed – which genuinely included cameo appearances from Hollywood actors Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron.
After talking us through the synopsis of his heartfelt book, which is released on Thursday, the McFly frontman dropped a rather huge clanger by announcing that it was already being turned into an animated, musical film with bigshot director, Michael Gracey, and they even had the concept art to show us and a couple of songs to perform.

Ahh.
Unfortunately, Michael Gracey was busy in New York filming his latest movie, but he did send a video message about his involvement with the film, which was promptly interrupted by actors Hugh and Zac, who gatecrashed the video to reinforce just how bloomin’ good ‘The Christmasaurus’ is.
Confirming that he had heard a couple of the songs already, X-Men star, Hugh Jackman, said to the camera: “The songs are great, I’ve heard them.

“They’re very catchy.”
Speaking exclusively to Tom after the launch, we asked how it felt to have such a huge Hollywood seal of approval, and the star told us: “I couldn’t believe that, it’s so cool.
“Michael was meant to be here today but everything has gone rapidly for him so he couldn’t be, but it’s okay… If you have to be somewhere else than filming with Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron is a good excuse.

“He’s an incredible director, so we are really lucky to have him on board.”
Tom went on to add that he always thought that ‘The Christmasaurus’ would make a great film but he hoped to maintain some creative control by writing the book first.
He explained: “I love writing, so my natural place to go is to a book because I am in charge of it. Making a film requires many more people on board, so when I have ideas for stories – even though I can see them as a film – I tend to write them as a book first because you get your vision into it.
“If you have a real passion for it you feel like it’s your baby, it’s really difficult letting it go.”

And Tom was also keen to reassure his fans that dipping his feet into the movie industry didn’t mean that it was the end of McFly, in fact, they’re going to be around for a long ol’ time yet.
After joking that his bandmates were going to play elves in the film, Tom shared: “For us, it feels like McFly is forever. It is the constant.
“We have all of these other projects but McFly is the one thing that we will never go away – in a good way! It’s always there for us and it’s always where our hearts lay.
“It’s nice now there’s no pressure for us to write an album every year; we can do it when it feels right for us. Because of McBusted it had been a long time since we did anything just the four of us and I think that people kind of get it now that we’ll always be around.

“On tour we had people coming who had been there from day one and kind of grown up with us, and they’re bringing their kids along… And then there are 13 year olds screaming and crying like it used to be, and it’s so weird because when did they discover McFly?
“They were born in the year when ‘5 Colours In Her Hair’ came out, that’s so weird – how did they discover us? It’s exciting for us as a band.”
And we have to admit that we are excited to see what Tom, and the rest of McFly, do next – because judging by ‘The Christmasaurus’ it’s going to be amazing.

‘The Christmasaurus’ is available to buy from Thursday 6th October!

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Posted by Sandra on September 18 2016

Want to meet Tom? This is your chance!! he’s going to be signing copies of his new book The Christmasaurus in Leeds next month.
Exact details: WHSmith Lands Lane, Leeds
Friday 7 October from 5pm.

Come and meet Tom Fletcher in WHSmith Leeds! This is a wristbanded event. Wristbands can be purchased in from Thursday 15th September Purchase price includes one place in the queue for Tom’s book signing plus one copy of ‘The Christmasuarus’.

You will be required to show your wristband (as proof of purchase) to gain entry to the event, whereupon you will be able to join the queue.

Terms and Conditions

The signing will commence from 5pm at WHSmith LEEDS. Early arrivals will be turned away. Anyone arriving to the venue before 4pm will be asked to return at 4pm. Due to the anticipated high turnout, please be prepared to queue Refreshments will not be available at the event but facilities are available at nearby outlets. The exact time at which the event ends will be determined by the promoters on the day. To avoid disappointment, we advise you not to arrive any later than the signing start time. You will receive your copy of the book at the venue. Your receipt entitles you to one wristband and a place in the queue, to have your book signed by Tom Fletcher. Those without a wristband will not be permitted to join the queue unless they are a parent or guardian of anyone under 14 years of age. Unfortunately there will be no time for selfies or posed photography. Photos can be taken from the queue. There will not be an official photographer present at the event. Only the ‘The Christmasaurus’ book will be signed. No other merchandise will be signed. Unfortunately, due to the anticipated turnout of the event, dedications may not be possible. Anyone under the age of 14 years should be accompanied by an adult. Any accompanying adults will not require a wristband. Please note the event may be filmed or photographed, as an attendee you consent to footage and/ or images of you being used for promotional purposes. Wristband cannot be resold or transferred and shall not be purchased or obtained from or through any person, commercial agent, company or otherwise. Management have the right to refuse entry or remove anyone who does not comply with these rules or who fails to follow reasonable instructions on the day. Attendees must follow instructions from staff on the day

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