Staff Pick: Tina on We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins


It is Penelope Rex’s first day of school and imagine her excitement when she finds her class is full of human children, and children are so delicious! However, Penelope finds it is very hard to make friends when you keep eating them. Luckily, her teacher is on top of things, so no one gets hurt, however it takes the classroom goldfish to truly get the message across to this silly little dinosaur.


We Don’t Eat Our Classmates is my favourite new book – of any genre. The illustrations are perfect, with the children looking like cute, little humans, and Penelope herself being an adorably drawn, giant-headed, little T-Rex in pink overalls. The expressions on the faces of the characters draw you right in; making you feel what they are feeling. Both boys and girls will enjoy this book, and truly, anyone of any age will have fun reading it and seeing the giggles it brings about. The message of this book is hidden in humour and is one children will remember, and will have enjoyed learning. 

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