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
Branch Call Number: JE HIGGINS
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 32 cm
Alternative Title: We do not eat our classmates


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This book starts with a great lesson about politeness, "We don't eat our classmates!" This book is a great conversation starter. Ask questions about the classroom, dinosaurs, and expectations. Also, model active listening as you engage in conversations.

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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.

May 06, 2019

Very well done. Every illustration is adorable and fun, and the humor is just the right mix of almost-but-not-actually dark. Maybe there was a lesson in there but I was having too much fun to notice.

Feb 27, 2019

This. Book. Is. HILARIOUS! I love that the story subtly teaches diversity (we're all the same on the inside. Children are just tastier) as well as learning to get along. There are so many layers to this story. I highly recommend this, even to adults who'd like a good laugh!

ArapahoeKati Jan 18, 2019

Absolutely darling and fun. Love the bright illustrations. One of my favorite picture books of 2018.

IndyPL_JosephL Dec 20, 2018

An absolutely hilarious story of a little dinosaur who can't help eating her human classmates--and who can blame her since we're apparently so delicious. On top of it's great sense of humor, though, this book is excellent for teaching empathy, the Golden Rule, and maybe even the importance of impulse control.

DCLkids Dec 18, 2018

A Storytime Favorites pick!

LoganLib_Kirra Oct 31, 2018

The main character in this book was hilarious as she started her first day at school to discover she was in a class filled with human children and she just couldn't stop eating them! Although, she always spit them back up after she was told off it was just her instinct to eat them when she went to school. There were many hilarious lines and the overall message of treating others the way you would want to be treated came through well in a way that will delight children and teach them a valuable lesson.

OPL_KrisC Oct 10, 2018

A very cute and funny picture book about a young dinosaur's first day of school. A great pick for first day of school jitters and good for a laugh. Would make a nice read aloud.

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OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and over


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