How Do Dinosaurs Eat Cookies?

So the wonderful editor of the Scholastic novelty books, Jeff Salane, and I were having lunch in the Scholastic cafeteria, and we were looking for new How Do Dinosaurs novelty projects to complement the regular books. Having just finished a cook book with my wonderful daughter Heidi (taste-testing recipes can put a BIG dent in anyone’s dietary resolutions), I suggested some sort of dino cookbook. In fact I suggested cookies and wanted to tie them in to dinosaur cookie cutters. It turned out that cookie cutters were too expensive for the package. But otherwise, Jeff loved the idea. I wrote the text, the pictures for the most part came from Mark Teague’s other illustrations in other dino books, Heidi made three or four cookie recipes (including a chocolate chip cookie that got lost in the cutting room–hehehe!) but we had a ball.

What reviewers have said:

  • “We loved this book and all the delicious scratch-and-sniff scents it came with. The book is easy for kids just learning to read. And it is all together a delicious read. This board book is easy to hold, the recipes are yummy, the smells are great and the dinosaur rhymes are perfect fun.”—Social Cafe magazine
  • “This is one of my favorite dino board books by the team of Jane Yolen and Mark Teague. Why? Cookies. Scratch ‘n Sniff cookies to be exact. I’ve always liked a good scratch ‘n sniff book and I don’t see them often enough. Told in rhyme and beautifully illustrated by Mark Teague, the book delights in each cookie, yet gently instructs readers not to be greedy and to be sure to share. To top it all off, there are two dino-shaped cookie recipes in the back to make Cinnama-Saurus Rex and Fossilized Lemon Tracks. Yum!”—Readertot

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