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C.J. Zachary

Awkward Avocado and the Interrupting Raptor

C.J. Zachary

The trials and tribulations of being an older sister, by author C.J. Zachary


Awkward Avocado has a little brother. A very annoying little brother. A very annoying little brother who thinks he is a dinosaur. A very annoying little brother who thinks he is a dinosaur, and who loves to roar. Just how annoying can a little brother be? Everywhere Awkward Avocado goes, her little brother…er, little raptor, is by her side. She cannot watch TV in peace. She cannot enjoy quiet time relaxing in the sun. She cannot hang out with her friends without being interrupted. Roar, roar, roar, yells the raptor in her ear! But, Awkward Avocado cannot stay cross with her little raptor for very long. Even though he is loud, and annoying, and even a little crazy, Awkward Avocado wouldn’t have it any other way. She loves his hugs and cuddles. She loves that he is always there. She loves her little raptor…er, little brother, just the way he is.


Awkward Avocado and the Interrupting Raptor, is a sweet and funny illustrated picture book for young readers, by author C.J. Zachary. Written in rhyme, and told from the perspective of the big sister, Awkward Avocado, this book is about the trials and tribulations of having an annoying little brother. Yet, despite her little brothers constant noise, presence and annoyance, Awkward Avocado, loves her little brother dearly. Any child with a younger sibling (or cousin, or friend) will relate to this story. The book will help young readers understand other people’s character traits, and will help them to develop nurturing and positive relationships with others. The avocado characters are sweet and engaging, and the illustrations by Zac Zachary are adorable.


Star rating: 5 Stars


Summary: A sweet and funny illustrated picture book that will help young readers develop nurturing and positive relationships with others.

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