Romeosaurus and Juliet Rex

Romeosaurus and Juliet Rex

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 229 x 254 x 10.16mm | 393g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062652745
  • 9780062652744
  • 1,625,648

Back cover copy

Romeosaurus and Juliet Rex come from two very different families.

Romeosaurus comes from a family of herbivores.

Juliet Rex? Carnivores.

Nobody is in too much danger until one evening the two dinosaurs meet at a Dinosaur Ball, where Juliet Rex's family serves a delicious meal of . . . Romeosaurus's aunt Gladys!

This won't do! Both families are up in arms! And these two young dinos won't be able to be true friends until both families learn to tame their roaring appetites.

But is it possible?

With her knee-slapping take on Shakespeare, Mo O'Hara creates a delightfully funny spin on a classic tale for young audiences who love to learn and laugh, and beloved illustrator Andrew Joyner animates every scene with wit and flair.
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Review quote

"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." - Booklist
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About Mo O'Hara

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

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
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Rating details

162 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 23% (38)
4 30% (48)
3 33% (53)
2 12% (20)
1 2% (3)
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