Welcome to another edition of Nonna’s Corner where I review books I’ve read with my grandchildren affectionately known as the “Royals” Sophia and Clayton. Today I have two hardcover picture books. Cookiesaurus Rex written by Amy Fellner Dominy and Nate Evans and Accident! by Andrea Tsurumi. Grab a couple of cookies and your favorite caffeinated beverage and enjoy!
by Amy Fellner Dominy, Nate Evans
Published by: Disney Hyperion
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!
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 involving chocolate chips. I love that after a few reads, Sophia was able to read the story to me.
Cookiesaurus Rex is the perfect read for a small group or merely cuddling with your child.
- Age Range: 3 – 6 years
- Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten
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by Andrea Tsurumi
Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
When a clumsy armadillo named Lola knocks over a glass pitcher, she sets off a silly chain of events, encountering chaos wherever she goes. But accidents happen—just ask the stoat snarled in spaghetti, the airborne sheep, and the bull who has broken a whole shop’s worth of china. In the tradition of beloved books like The Dot and Beautiful Oops, this charming, hilarious debut from author-illustrator Andrea Tsurumi shows that mistakes don’t have to be the end of the world.
Accident! by Andrea Tsurumi, touches on the fear children have when they make a mistake. With over the top illustrations and frantic worry, children will identify with the feelings each animal experiences when they make a mistake. While I was disappointed the dialogue didn’t discuss more, it does open the door for that conversation with your child or students. I loved the illustrations, and after we read, we played a “Where is Waldo” type of game. I had Sophia find objects on some of the busy pages. This is slightly out of the Royals reading range, but one they enjoyed. Clayton thought the cover tasted exceptional good. It now has little teeth marks in the corner.
- Age Range: 4 – 7 years
- Grade Level: Preschool – 3
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