We Don't Eat Our Classmates (Hardcover)
This book, adorably illustrated, begins with Penelope, a young T. rex, starting her first day of school. She has familiar concerns anyone would about their first day. To her surprise, she finds herself in a classroom full of tasty human children. She eats them all because they are delicious, but her teacher demands that she spit them out. Penelope does not understand why they won’t be friends until the classroom goldfish tries to eat her; she realizes that it’s not nice and does not feel good to be eaten! This is an entertaining read to learn to treat others as you would want to be treated.
Recommended by Kim T.
Summer 2018 Kids Indie Next List
“Higgins is back with a pitch-perfect tale of first-day jitters and unexpected empathy. Penelope, a pink-overall-clad T-rex, is exceptionally nervous about her first day of school. She’s so nervous that, after learning her classmates are all children, she eats them. Delicious! But Mrs. Noodleman is not amused. It isn’t until someone tries to make Penelope into a snack that she begins to understand just how her classmates feel. Penelope’s growing awareness of her classmates’ feelings is both adorable and relatable. Higgins’ charming illustrations and use of humor make Penelope’s story ideal for younger readers, especially as they transition into new experiences and social situations.”
— Sara Grochowski, McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey, MI
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