Monday, September 25, 2017

Cookiesaurus Rex by Amy Fellner Dominy & Nate Evans ~ Cookie Playlist

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!

Charming and fun, I'm definitely picking this one up from my grandkids.  I love how take charge Rex is and how he learns.  It's a fun book.

Cookiesaurus Rex Playlist Author Guest Post
By Amy Fellner Dominy & Nate Evans

When you’re talking about a dinosaur cookie, frosting comes to mind.

But music?

You wouldn’t think a cookie would inspire a song list, but Cookiesaurus Rex isn’t your average doughboy. He’s the King of All Cookies and to be honest, he’s just a little bit full of himself. He would love everyone to sing his praises.

Here’s a Cookie Playlist we think Cookiesaurus would approve of:

First on his list would be a song about his favorite topic. Cookiesaurus is not concerned with hunting, erupting volcanoes, meteors, or extinction. He cares about one thing:

I Wanna Talk About Me

Next, Cookie would want a song that reflects his sense of style. He’s a dashing dresser with an extensive wardrobe of decorations. He likes looking his best and can often be heard singing this song to himself while preening in front of the mirror:  

I'm Too Sexy

He’s not the only cookie on the baking sheet. (Though he would tell you he’s the only cookie that matters.) He takes pride in looking better than all the others.  And just like a rap star, Cookie would defend his look and his title of King of All Cookies:

Can't Touch This

Yes, this is our Cookie. He is the center of the world. The glow of the galaxy. The brightest star in the cookie universe. He brings the stellar to interstellar. It’s no wonder he thinks everything is about him—even this blog.

You're So Vain

Finally, for Nate and I who spent a lot of hours laughing ourselves to tears at the local Starbucks as we wrote his stories, we have a different sort of song when we think of Cookiesaurus. One that brings us back to the original dream Nate had about a dinosaur cookie. One that reminds us of the afternoons when Cookie was shaped and molded into the character he is today. 

Pure Imagination

Whatever songs Cookiesurus brings to mind, we hope you have as much fun reading our book as we had writing it.

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About the authors

Amy Fellner Dominy is an advertising copywriter turned playwright turned novelist. Her books for teens and tweens include DIE FOR YOU; A MATTER OF HEART; AUDITION & SUBTRACTION; and OyMG, a Sydney Taylor Notable Book.
Amy's first picture book, COOKIESAURUS REX, co-written by Nate Evans, is coming from Disney this September. It's going to be sweet! :)

Amy lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her hubby and two children who come home for school breaks and free meals.

Nate Evans wanted to be a secret agent, a firefighter, or a magician when he was a kid. But he also loved to read and write, and he grew up to be the author of more than thirty-five children’s books, including the New York Times bestsellers Ponyella and The Jellybeans and the Big Dance, both cowritten with Laura Numeroff, and the series Humpty Dumpty Jr.: Hardboiled Detective, an IndieBound “Inspired Recommendation for Kids.” He also illustrated Laura Numeroff”s 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster, among others. You can visit him online at

About the Illustrator

A. G. Ford is the illustrator of the New York Times bestseller BARACK by Jonah Winter and MICHELLE by Deborah Hopkinson. He also contributed to OUR CHILDREN CAN SOAR: A CELEBRATION OF ROSA, BARACK, AND THE PIONEERS OF CHANGE by Michelle Cook. He lives in The Colony, Texas.

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