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Cookiesaurus Rex

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  316 ratings  ·  69 reviews
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 ki ...more
Board Book, 32 pages
Published September 4th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Brenda Lower
Adorable. Hilarious. Simply awesome. Loved it. Now I want to do a cookie story time.
Jessica White
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amy Fellner Dominy hosted an Instagram giveaway where I snagged a copy of this book!
It grabbed my attention by combining two of my nephew's favorite things....cookies and dinosaurs! Yes, I will be sending him this adorable little book for Christmas but I'm honestly considering buying him a copy of Cookiesaurus Christmas because THAT'S HOW STINKIN' CUTE THIS BOOK IS.

Now, it's a board book for toddlers but I'm still going to review the content!
Cookiesaurus Rex is about a dinosaur cookie who is g
When I read this to several kindergarten classes this morning, much hilarity ensued.
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As an occasional baker and a fan of children's books, I knew I had to check out this picture book. It is only September (and not even chilly out yet!), but I'm already thinking about the winter holidays, frosting cookies, and warm mugs of chocolate and cider. If you bake and will have any small children at hand this winter, Amy Fellner Dominy and Nate Evans’ picture book Cookiesaurus Rex, illustrated by A.G. Ford is a fun read-aloud pick.

Cookiesaurus Rex is looking forward to be decorated, but
Cookiesaurus Rex written by Amy Fellner Dominy and Nate Evans was an absolute winner with the Royals (Sophia, almost three and Clayton, one) Illustrations by A.G. Ford bring this colorful and silly story to life. The story explores the creative designs of a cookie decorator and a determined dinosaur cookie. A back and forth battle begins when Rex realizes other cookies are getting stars, gummies, and sprinkles. Giggles quickly ensued. Admittedly even Noona laughed when a silly moment happened in ...more
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Readers of all ages will be ROARing with delight as we see our growly friend go from dignified top hat wearing dino to a ballerina, a clown, and a few things in-between. The funniest to me? The baby...and what the illustrator does with those requested chocolate chips, BAHAHAHAHA! As the story progresses, Cookisaurus Rex is determined to get exactly what he wishes...but, um, yeah...while it's filled to the brim with humor, it DOES remind us why we should always be ever so careful what we wish for ...more
While the illustrations were clever and well-done, I didn't particularly like the story. The main character is pretty selfish and greedy, but he doesn't appear to learn a lesson or change his behavior. ...more
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
A dinosaur cookie is not satisfied with his maker and wants the full cookie decorating treatment. This book has kid-movie-funny text and illustrations. The kid appeal is high. Love the clever puns.
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was really fun, with some clever sight gags.

There is probably also some sort of lesson about the pitfalls of self-aggrandizement.
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Miss Sarah
A dinosaur cookie wants to be decorated with more embelishments and works hard to convince the decorator to do so. Funny. Preschool and up
Jacqueline Seevers
Cranky selfish dinosaur who wants whatever he wants. Uses the word “stupid”. Doesn’t learn a lesson or stop being greedy. Tossed this one.
Carrie Charley Brown
After just making cut-out cookies with my grown daughter, this was the perfect way to end our day. I imagine that this story will elicit lots of baking and decorating desires after reading, as well! It's fun to think about a big, bad, bossy T-Rex wanting sprinkles and sparkles and struggling to stay in control as the decorator creates. Although we never really find out the gender of the decorator, I generalize to "him" because the illustrator is a male. A.G. Ford's illustrations are so much fun ...more
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received and AR copy for an honest review.

COOKIESAURUS REX is a light, comedic read for children that involves decorating cookies, like a dinosaur, a dog, and a horse.

Cookiesaurus Rex is the self-proclaimed King of All Cookies. Therefore, he deserves the best decorations that are available. When he sees other cookies being decorated fancier than him with stars, sprinkles, and gum drops, he gets jealous and tries to take matters into his own hands.

Cookiesaurus Rex turns himself into fun things,
Meg - A Bookish Affair
3.5 stars. "Cookiesaurus Rex" is the story of the biggest, baddest cookie of them all. Cookiesaurus Rex is a cookie shaped like a t-rex. All Cookiesaurus wants is frosting befitting his self-styled moniker: king of all the cookies. This is a funny book with great illustrations all about a little cookie with a bad attitude.

Cookiesaurus begs to be decorated ferociously while the decorator decorates him as everything from a ballerina to a clown. My girls and I giggled at Cookiesaurus's hijinks. Thi
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juvenile
I thought this book was adorably hilarious!! It is about a dinosaur cookie who wants to get decorated and is very pleased with his green icing and top hat until he sees the other cookies getting sprinkles and stars and gumdrops and he wants it all as well....he is a very greedy dinosaur and not very easy to please.
If you are looking for a moral to the story kind of book this isn't it. This cookie doesn't learn to say please or be kind, he is a bratty little cookie until the very end. But if you
Gail Pritchard
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading Cookiesaurus Rex by Dominy & Evans, illustrated by Ford, reminded me of gingerbread man cookie decorating party I went to a few years ago. Never mind we were all well into adulthood—we had a kick decorating our cookies. This book also made me yearn to be back in the classroom—the fun we could have reading this book! As with all good picturebooks, one cannot separate the written from the pictorial—The expressions Ford gives the cookies, particularly Cookiesaurus Rex, is simply priceless. ...more
Nov 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an adorable story. This Dino had such a TUDE. He wanted to be something worthy of a king of cookies. One of my favorite things that books like this do is talk to the reader. That is what Mr. Dino does. The ending to the book is great too. This would be fabulous for a storytime, and the craft they could decorate their own dinosaur cookies. The pictures are awesome and the story is not too wordy.
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
This is brilliantly written, laugh out for readers of all ages! I love it when picture books have humor for the whole family. You know what would be perfect with this story, a plate of cookies! Mixed in with the nonstop laughs, this book will definitely make you look at cookie decorating in a whole new way. Now I want to go make dinosaur cookies.....

Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My 4 year old absolutely loves this book - we had it out from the library for 6 weeks and he happily had it read to him at least every other night during that time, and more than that. Even after so many readings, he would still crack up. The first time we read it, he laughed so hard that tears fell down his face -- I actually don't think there is any other book that made him laugh so much. Highly recommended! ...more
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Did you ever think a cookie would sass you? This cookie does. It’s decorating time and he gets to be a nice dino green. But then he sees the others getting gumdrop noses, sparkly stars, and wants to be more special than each of them. He demands a change, but his artist starts playing with how these changes take place. This is a tongue in cheek book that will have kids and adults alike laughing.
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, storytime
A cookie Dino who wants to be decorated his own away, and isn't afraid to take the icing and do it himself. Of course, the human just outside the picture has other ideas that he doesn't agree with.
You would expect this to end with the cookie being eaten, but no worries. Cookiesaurus Rex is just licked clean.
Joan Marie
Poor Cookiesaurus. He feels slighted at first with his blase frosting only to be humiliated with hilarious alternative decorations. Preschoolers will roar with laughter as his appearance is altered again and again. And the ending leads you to believe this isn't the end of Cookiesaurus's troubles. ...more
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an engaging children's book about something that is loved by kids and adults, frosting cookies! It's unique that the dino cookie with the big personality is the main character and moves the story. A fun read-aloud book! ...more
Oct 20, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lib301
This playful book is about a dinosaur shaped cookie that believes he is more important than the regularly shaped cookies. He demands to be frosted and decorated first but realizes that all the other cookies are getting sprinkles and designs and he feels less special.
This is a cute premise and my kids love this book (particularly the chocolate chips). HOWEVER I personally despise children's books that are written as a kind of monologue. I find them unpleasant to read, especially if your kids want you to read the same book every night for weeks at a time. ...more
Judy Ripke
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The children will think this book is so funny.
Aug 16, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cookie-decorating, dino-stomping fun!
Sep 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-pb
A fun story where a cookie talks to the reader.
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, just fantastic! Great illustrations, great story! Love it! Laughed all the way through.
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