WINNER: Arizona Grand Canyon Reader’s Award, 2020

WINNER: Abilene School District Reader’s Choice “Mockingbird Award”, 2020

WINNER: Kentucky Pre-school Reader’s Choice Award, 2019

NOMINEE: Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award, 2019


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!

Co-written with Nate Evans

Also available Now:
Cookiesaurus Rex Board Book

Cookiesaurus Rex Audio Book

Cookiesaurus Rex E-Book

Cookiesaurus Christmas

Board Book version with a bite taken out of it! Perfect for the youngest book lovers.



“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!” –BookingMama “KidKonnection”

“Ford’s bright and funny illustrations perfectly complement Dominy and Evans’ tongue-in-cheek text. The cheeky dino is full of personality and spunk, and his facial expressions are priceless, inevitably recalling Daffy’s in the classic cartoon “Duck Amuck.” Have cookie dough and frosting ready, as kids are sure to want to try their own hands at decorating after a few laugh-filled rereads.” (Picture book. 3-7) –Kirkus


“This is hilarious and adorable with a unique cast of characters! Cookiesaurus cracked me up (one particular page of gumdrops especially) with his mischief. Loved the story and fun illustrations. Cookies and dinosaurs? Such a great mix!”  -Author Terry Lynn Johnson

“This was an original read all about cookie fun and decorating. It’s perfect for children 4 and older…”
–YA Books Central


“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.” –Goodreads Reviewer


A LITTLE Cookie is never as good as a LOT of Cookie, so here is MORE of Cookie!
Check out this Activity Kit full of coloring and activity sheets. Download a copy and keep the smiles coming even after you’ve read the book.

Download the Cookiesaurus Rex Activity Kit (7mb)