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.’