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We Don't Eat Our Classmates : A Penelope Rex Book - Ryan T. Higgins

We Don't Eat Our Classmates

A Penelope Rex Book

By: Ryan T. Higgins

Hardcover | 19 June 2018 | Edition Number 1

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A fresh take on first-day-of-school-jitters with Penelope Rex, a dinosaur with a taste for children, by the award-winning author-illustrator of Mother Bruce, Ryan T. Higgins.

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. . . .

Readers will gobble up this hilarious new story from award-winning author-illustrator Ryan T. Higgins.

About the Author

Ryan T. Higgins is an author/illustrator residing in Southern Maine. He lives with his three dogs, three cats, two geckos, one tortoise, one son, one daughter, and one wife. He has wanted to be a cartoonist since as far back as he can remember. (Actually, that's not entirely true-he wanted to be a tiger until he was three, but, sadly, that didn't really pan out.) Ryan's first picture book, Wilfred, was named a 2013 Wanda Gag Read Aloud Honor Book.
Industry Reviews
"Higgins ("Mother Bruce") knows how to make big, scary animals seem vulnerable, lovable and funny, adding a strategic touch of gross-out when our heroine spits her victims back up."--New York Times Book Reviews "Higgins' illustrations combine scanned textures, graphite, ink, and Photoshop elements, and they feature a wonderfully diverse class that includes a girl in hijab, a tyke in glasses, and a boy wearing a kippah amid classmates of varying skin and hair colors and body types. Fans of macabre, tongue-in-cheek humor (and twist endings!) will enjoy time spent with Penelope."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "[T]he bright colors and deceptively adorable dinosaurs make this a fun read rather than a scary one, with a hidden lesson about boundaries. Too much fun for a single read."--Booklist "Higgins once again delivers sassy dialogue, flawless comic pacing, and faith in the ability of children to learn and grow."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "For the times when students struggle to understand one another and when impulse control needs a little strengthening, pair this winner with Mo Willems's Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct. An appealing read-aloud selection."--SLJ PRAISE FOR BE QUIET!--Junior Library Guild Selection PRAISE FOR BE QUIET!--Kids Indie Next List

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