We Don't Eat Our Classmates!

We Don't Eat Our Classmates!

Book - 2018
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When the class pet bites the finger of Penelope, a tyrannosaurus rex, she finally understands why she should not eat her classmates, no matter how tasty they are.
Publisher: Los Angeles ; New York : Disney-Hyperion, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781368003551
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 32 cm
Alternative Title: We do not eat our classmates


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Like many kids, poor Penelope Rex is worried about starting school. She has her supplies- a brand new backpack and 300 tuna fish sandwiches for lunch, so she is prepared, but what will her classmates be like? Well, Penelope's problem isn't that her classmates are unfriendly, but that they are chi... Read More »

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Mar 11, 2021

Hilarious! We read a lot and this book caught us off guard and my son kept asking to read it over and over. some of the illustrations are hilarious too! Fun book!

Sep 22, 2020

Very cute book about a little girl dinosaur who wants to make friends at her new school of humans. She tries to fit in, but has a hard time due to some instinctive nature. But learns kindness and understanding goes a long way to make friends.

MissShannonatKrause Sep 03, 2020

What a great, fun book! I love the illustrations! The fact that the main character is the only dinosaur in her classroom of children is hilarious to me!

Aug 29, 2020

This book was hilarious and the illustrations made it even funnier! My daughter and I really enjoyed this book! It talks about not eating your classmates but we replaced it with no bitting classmates.

ArapahoeMaryA Jul 25, 2019

A fun story with some great reminders about the importance of being kind and considerate. Perfect for kids going into kindergarten, but an entertaining read for just about anybody.

SCL_Alli Jul 12, 2019

This book is not only hilarious but well written, clever and has a great message. Both parents and children will appreciate how this book takes a seemingly boring topic like biting is not ok and turns it into a funny and somewhat cheeky story about a young dinosaur who can't seem to stop herself from eating her classmates and then doesn't understand why she has no friends. It's a favourite in my house for all ages!

Margaret Mullin
Jul 04, 2019

A pointed lesson about being nice to others coupled with great perspective (both in the sizes of the characters and in understanding how others feel). Though there is a strong lesson, young readers (and listeners) will love the humor inherent in a t-rex going to school in a class of human children.

Jun 09, 2019

This a beautifully illustrated book with a good message that was very highly rated (it is also the rare, sought after picture book that has so many holds and took me forever to check out). It just didn't resonate with the children I shared it with compared to "The Giant Jumperee" which they loved. Maybe it is more popular with boys.

IndyPL_LindsayH May 19, 2019

This book is hilarious, but also has a great message. Penelope, the T-Rex, is in a class full of children and she has a tough controlling her appetite around them. By the end of the book she learns that is not fun to be a snack.

JCLHeatherC May 14, 2019

Sometimes you need a reminder as to why it isn't nice to do things to others. This is that cute reminder.

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ArapahoeMaryA Jul 25, 2019

Sometimes it's hard to make friends, said her dad. Especially if you eat them. You see, Penelope, children are the same as us on the inside. Just tastier.


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