Based on the children's fantasy novel by British author
Dick King-Smith. The Water Horse tells the story of a lonely boy in
Scotland who finds a mysterious egg from which hatches a "water horse" - a
mythical sea monster of Scottish legend.
Old-fashioned tale about a boy and his, um, sea monster.
Or is that over-familiar tale? Boy tries to keep forbidden pet (dog, cat,
sea monster) hidden from parents and authority figures . . . something we’ve seen countless times or at
least feel we’ve seen lots of times before. Anyway, clearly aimed at the
kiddie market The Water Horse seems a safe bet this December
holidays when you need to dump your kids while you recuperate from X-Mas
shopping in a coffee shop somewhere . . .