Romeosaurus and Juliet Rex (Hardcover)
Two dinosaurs whose species are sworn enemies want to become friends in New York Times bestselling author Mo O’Hara’s prehistoric spin on Shakespeare.
In this hilarious take on Shakespeare for children 4 to 8—with dinosaurs instead of people—Romeosaurus and Juliet Rex get along perfectly well until they realize that their families should be mortal enemies!
“Your family would eat mine,” says Romeosaurus, who comes from a family of herbivores. Yes, it’s true—Juliet Rex’s family are carnivores, and Romeosaurus’s family are plant-loving herbivores.
With two families up in arms (very short ones for Juliet Rex) the two friends run away, determined not to let family baggage determine who their friends should be.
With this funny take on the world’s most cherished love story, Mo O’Hara transforms Shakespeare into a relatable and truly funny dinosaur romp for young readers. Coupled to perfection with Andrew Joyner’s expressive and classic illustrations, this tale will get giggles while introducing the most beloved writer known to the world today.
About the Author
Mo O’Hara is a writer, actor, storyteller, and author of the bestselling My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish series. Mo got her start as an actress, traveling across the UK. During her travels, she was told that her stories were good enough to be written down—so she wrote them! Since then, she has hit the New York Times bestseller list with her middle grade series and has published two picture books: More People to Love Me and My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: The Fintastic Fishsitter. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, she now lives in London. You can visit her at www.moohara.co.uk.
Andrew Joyner is an Australian children’s book author and illustrator. In his past life, he worked as a receptionist, a fruit packer, and a tutor. It’s safe to say he is a well-rounded guy. Some of his many titles include Too Many Elephants in This House, written by Ursula Dubosarsky, and The Swap, written by Jan Ormerod. You can visit him at www.andrewjoyner.com.au.
“Shakespeare’s classic tragedy gets a comic retelling and a happy ending.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“Dinosaurs dressed in medieval garb are as funny as they sound...”
— Publishers Weekly
“An original and entertaining fractured version of a classic tale.”
— School Library Journal
“In keeping with the humorous text, the comic-style art
is played for laughs.”