The Awkward Dinosaurs – Kellen Roggenbuck

The Awkward Dinosaurs Kellen Roggenbuck
The Awkward Dinosaurs by Kellen Roggenbuck
Also by this author: Hard-Working Mermaids
Published by KR Publishing on November 2, 2020
Genres: Children's
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You know the popular dinosaurs, but here's a book dedicated to the ones that history forgot! These are the awkward, strange and delightful dinosaurs you've never heard of! This book is a silly book about different make-believe dinosaur species who are downright awkward, but that doesn't stop them from being happy! This book has a colorful, fun illustrations and a nice message about being who you are and proud of it.
Author and illustrator Kellen Roggenbuck does it again! Another fun, colorful book full of humor and positive lessons! Check out other books by Kellen Roggenbuck, available on Amazon.

It seems like every kid goes through a dinosaur phase. Some never leave it and we call those people paleontologists. Dinosaur movie and dinosaur books abound, but none are quite like Kellen Roggenbuck’s The Awkward Dinosaurs. With tongue-in-cheek humor, simple yet vibrant illustrations, and a dash of whimsy, Roggenbuck lists a few of the lesser-known dinos. The ones who don’t get all the press. The ones who are, well, awkward.

Distracticus tinius is a small yellow dinosaur that has a hard time paying attention.

Selfiestickadon is an orange T-rexesque creature constantly taking pictures.

Sneeziesnotus is always sneezing.

You get the idea. Roggenbuck’s clever wordplay and colorful illustrations make this a book that’s appropriate for a range of ages. Little ones may just enjoy the pictures and respond to prompts about identifying colors or patterns. Older ones can read (or be read to) and laugh at the absurdity of it all.

A case could be made that The Awkward Dinosaurs extends the joke a bit too long at thirteen different dino-types and some jokes stick better than others. But…maybe I’m thinking that because my kids always want to read it all the way through. (Which is a win for Roggenbuck, I imagine.)

The Awkward Dinosaurs wraps up with a message that it’s okay to not be as well-known or popular and that being yourself is the best you can be. It’s a fun, colorful book perfect for the young dinosaur lover in your life.