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We Don't Eat Our Classmates

4.4  ·  Rating details ·  512 Ratings  ·  139 Reviews
It's the first day of school for Penelope Rex, and she can't wait to meet her classmates. But it's hard to make human friends when they're so darn delicious! That is, until Penelope gets a taste of her own medicine and finds she may not be at the top of the food chain after all. . . .
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published June 19th 2018 by Disney-Hyperion
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Hannah Greendale
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In a word: hilarious.

Colby Sharp
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, 2018-nerdy
One of the funniest books of 2018.
Henry Martin
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cute illustrations, funny lines, and adorable moments in a classroom - what's not to like.
One of the few children's books that made me laugh out loud. Nicely done! '
Michele Knott
When in doubt, choose a Ryan T. Higgins book to read. They never disappoint.
Lori (Pure Imagination)
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
I have read this book with my 4 year old every night since it arrived. I love when a picture book can make both of us laugh and this one certainly does. It's hilarious! He loves it because it makes him giggle and so do I. I also love the diversity depicted within Penelope's classmates and how it subtly addresses starting school jitters. This one made it to the favorites shelf right away. I highly recommend it!
Rian *fire and blood*
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
AAAAHHHHHHHH I love this author. I really do.

This one was super adorable, full of food, and utterly humorous. I also want Penelope’s backpack that can hold 300 sandwiches. I need that to carry my books.
Brenda Lower
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Goodness. Such a funny book. Absolutely hilarious. I love it. Immediately recommended it to a couple co-workers and friends and family members.

I love not only the illustrations and the story, but how it teaches empathy. Many young kids have trouble understanding that other people feel things, and how your actions can affect how they feel. Such a fun book to teach a deep concept!
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 cuz this one it so cute!
This is a hilarious book on how a T Rex feels out of place at school and how to fit in.
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Such a cute book, with a great message. Also dinosaurs!
Katie Reilley
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another hilarious picture book by Ryan T. Higgins!

Penelope is a T-Rex starting school. She’s looking forward to making friends with her classmates, but that doesn’t go as planned because they taste delicious! It’s not until the class pet takes a liking to Penelope’s finger that she realizes being eaten is no fun.

Loved the diverse children represented in this book, and I think students will pick up on theme (treat others the way you want to be treated) easily. A must have for those who do #clas
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Laugh out loud funny, Higgin’s latest is about a T-Rex named Penelope trying to make friends on the first day of school - except she can’t help but eat them!

She quickly learns after being bitten on the finger by the class goldfish that being eaten is not fun.

The class Penelope is in had a diverse group and the pictures cute and hilarious.
M. Lauritano
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
What does it mean to be eaten in the context of stories for children? Ever since the mythical Cronus ate his children, wolves gobbled up two out of three little pigs, Red Riding Hood and her grandma, and a little old lady swallowed a fly, protagonists have been eaten or do the eating themselves. Max’s Wild Things famously threaten to eat him up, so much is their love for him. Klassen toyed with implied character consumption in two of his hat books, in which the eaten party is the recipient of so ...more
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is hilarious! Seriously! What else can you do when you are a T- Rex and your classmates are children. Oh, my heavens! I can’t stop laughing about this children’s book. I love it when Penelope Rex arrives home from school and her father questions her about her day and then comments, “You see, Penelope, children are the same as us on the inside, Just tastier.”

Penelope is nervous to start school but with her 300 tuna fish sandwiches and her pony backpack (because she loves to eat ponies)
Sharon Coffey
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Penelope T. Rex is starting her first day of school. She is beyond nervous and wants to know how many teeth her classmates will have. Dad packs her lunch, 300 tuna sandwiches and one apple juice. She’s expecting dinosaurs like herself but instead discovers that her classmates are children. Since children are delicious, she eats them. Until, her teacher demands she spit them out. She tries to make friends but can’t because they’re all scared of her. How does Penelope manage to make friends? This ...more
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
4.5 stars. Adorable story and laugh out loud funny.
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So cute. I can't.
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sweet-pic-books
This would be fun for a first day jitters style storytime :)
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-top-reads
Making friends is hard when they're SO delicious! Snort worthy! Ryan T Higgins, you have this librarian eating out of the palm of your hand.
mary dewley
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
It's Penelope Rex's first day at school and she desperately wants to make friends. Unfortunately, her classmates are delicious, and soon she is yelled at by the teacher to spit them out. She tries and tries, but she just can't help herself, until one day Walter the goldfish takes a bite out of her!

Excellent and humorous way to explain to children how to replace their inappropriate behavior with empathy to make friends.
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well why can't we eat our friends, I wanna know why!
Faith Tydings
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hilarious!! I loved this!
Jenn Lopez
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
SOOOOOOOOOO cute! Love the art, love the message, love the story, love the author bio! Ugh! It really can't get much cuter than this! xoxo
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hilarious, great for read-aloud. Thankfully it wasn't as dark as I originally thought it was!
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
There is so much to learn about going to school and making friends with your classmates. But when Penelope eats her classmates they don't want to be her friend. She must learn what it feels like to be eaten and then she will be able to make friends. Funny illustrations and watching Penelope and her frustration. From the author of the Mother Bruce series. Another good story.
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is adorable! I laughed and so enjoyed it. It's a great story about going to school for the first time and learning how to make friends with people who are different than you. It's a great choice for any child. Loved it.
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Being a huge fan of the Mother Bruce series, I missed seeing grumpy Bruce the bear with his geese in this book. That feeling immediately evaporated when I learned this about Penelope the main character, a young T-Rex. "Ponies were Penelope's favorite. Because ponies are delicious." The shock of her first day of school occurred when Penelope, entered her classroom and realized all of her classmates were HUMANS! "So she ate them. Because children are delicious." I won't give away anymore of this d ...more
Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Higgins, Ryan T. We Don’t Eat Our Classmates. PICTURE BOOK. Disney, JUNE 2018. $18. 9781368003551.

Penelope Rex is nervous for her first day of school and things don’t get better when she discovers all of her new classmates are humans – and humans are delicious! She doesn’t want to eat them, but sometimes it is hard to control her T-rex impulses. Then one day Penelope finds out what it feels like to have someone find out you’re a tasty morsel.

Higgin’s wry humor is full blown. You can choose to b
Kirsti Call
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"I didn't make any friends!" Penelope cried. "None of the children wanted to play with me!"

"Penelope Rex," her father asked, "did you eat your classmates?"

"Well...maybe sort of just a little bit."

I laughed out loud at this hilarious and heartwarming story of first day of school jitters. When Penelope shows up to school to realize that she's the only dinosaur, the reader realizes trouble is on its way.

The expressive illustrations paired with sparse and witty text makes for the perfect read aloud
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