Saturday, September 30, 2017

Kid Konnection: Cookiesaurus Rex

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you a hilarious picture book about a spunky dinosaur cookie!

Summary: As soon as Cookiesaurus Rex comes out of the oven, he declares that he is King of All Cookies. He should be frosted before all of the standard-shaped cookies, in a nice bright green. But the other cookies are getting sprinkles, or shiny stars, or even gumdrops . . . WAIT ONE STINKIN’ STOMPIN’ MINUTE! Cookiesaurus wants a do-over. Problem is, he might not end up with the kind of “do” he wants. Readers will love the funny back-and-forth between this cheeky cookie and the hand that frosts him. See who gets his licks in at the end! -- Disney Hyperion

COOKIESAURUS REX by Amy Fellner Dominy and Nate Evans is one of the cutest picture books I've ever seen. It's got a little bit of something for every young reader starting with cookies and dinosaurs (what kids don't like either cookies or dinosaurs?), and then it continues with a variety of adorably decorated cookie characters.

COOKIESAURUS REX is guaranteed to be bring giggles to children and parents alike. The book is geared towards little ones three to five years old, but the story (and illustrations by AG Ford) are so silly that I think readers of all ages will smile. The book begins when Cookiesaurus Rex is just an undecorated sugar cookie, but a sugar cookie with sass. He can't wait to be decorated with frosting and maybe even sprinkles and stars. However, Cookiesaurus Rex is disappointed to see that the decorating plans for him aren't exactly what he had in mind... and he's not afraid to let everyone know it!

After Cookiesaurus Rex becomes an assortment of cookie designs including a ballerina, a superhero, a clown, and a ninja, and even a baby (with a chocolate chip trail representing poop!), he finally takes matters into his own tiny hands. Cookiesaurus Rex can only bask in his glory for a brief time, though, because the hand that decorates him has the last word (or should I say lick?!)

COOKIESAURUS REX is precious. I love everything about this book and I desperately wish I had a little one to share this book with. The banter between the cookie and the decorator is hilarious, and the illustrations are fantastic -- the perfect complement to the story. This picture book is definitely a must-read! Highly recommended!

Thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy of this book.

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bermudaonion said...

Everyone loves cookies! This sounds adorable!

Stacie said...

What a fun idea for a story! This would make for a great story time read and then decorate cookies with kids!