Cookiesaurus Rex by Amy Fellner Dominy & Nate Evans, illus. by AG Ford

On the inside flap of Cookiesaurus Rex, a line drawing of the titular dino cookie proclaims, “I’m prehistoric perfection!”

And he is. He really, truly is.

The book follows one haughty dinosaur cookie, who declares himself “King of All Cookies” and demands to be decorated first — only to have a temper tantrum when he sees all the edible embellishments the other cookies receive that he didn’t. What ensues is a cookie decorating battle between Cookiesaurus and the unseen baker, whose sense of humor infuriates the dino cookie with increasing audacity.

Cookiesaurus Rex had me laughing from the very beginning — even the end pages of the book itself act as part of the story, like a wordless prologue and epilogue to the tasty chaos within — and the humor never stopped.

Cookiesaurus demands chocolate chips? Oh, he gets them. Just not in the way he imagined. Even little details in the illustrations bring the hilarity of the story and Cookiesaurus’s demands to a new level, as you catch the amused and befuddled expressions on the other cookies’ faces and other marvelous nuances.

A laugh out loud story — especially if you read it out loud to your husband using goofy voices, not that I would know from personal experience (ahem) — perfect for bedtime, reading time, snack time, anytime.

A delicious delight of a read-out-loud picture book, Cookiesaurus Rex is indeed prehistoric perfection. Look for it in stores September 26th.

Here is the official synopsis:

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!

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