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We Don't Eat Our Classmates
We Don't Eat Our Classmates: A Disney Hyperion E-book With Audio | Ryan T. Higgins
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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.
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I‘ve started my annual outreach program to the local elementary school with this comic gem. Penelope Rex starts school only to find out her class is full of children— delicious, delicious children. Great for conversations about being a good friend and/or classmate, as well as the golden rule in general. 🦖

Erinreadsthebooks Such a great book 🤗 4w
Come-read-with-me @emtobiasz I love this book! Have you read @Edwina: The Dinosaur Who Didn‘t Know She was Extinct” It‘s right up there with the tagged book. 4w
emtobiasz @Come-read-with-me Yes! That one‘s great too, although I think that works better with a slightly older sense of humor (say, second grade). This one is a lot more versatile, although still funny for kids who think they‘re too old for picture books. 4w
Come-read-with-me @emtobiasz You‘re right - although I read it to my 4 & 6 yo nieces and they loved it. 4w
mandarchy I loved reading this to my students. We talked about how Penelope wondered how many teeth her classmates will have. Maybe that's how predators think? The one with the most teeth eats! 3w
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We Don‘t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins would be a great fictional picture book to use at the beginning of the school year. It‘s about a young T.Rex starting school for the first time and cannot stop eating her fellow classmates! This story would be a great resource for a RA as the children would laugh and giggle throughout the entire story! A great activity for this book can be found at

BRaulerson https://www.wla.org/assets/Book_Award/WCCPBA/We%20Dont%20Eat%20Our%20Classmates....

The ESOL strategy that would work great with this story is using a variety of comprehension activities such as role playing activities and KWL activities. Using a T Chart is also a great way to discuss what are expected behaviors and what are inappropriate behaviors. We can also use the UDL strategy of guiding appropriate goal-setting to express to the children th
maciforster This book seems like a great introduction to brighten the mood, especially for the younger kids! 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hello & Welcome 🎃📚🎃 1mo
Readswithcoffee Welcome to Litsy ☕️📚📚📚☕️ 4w
katiehamlin I like your idea to use a T-Chart for expected and inappropriate behaviors! Seems like a really cute book! 4w
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My treasures from the mall yesterday. Going back again in a little bit. I‘m going to try to restrain myself. No promises. 🤣🤣🤣❤️ 📚

Jen_Reads That mug is a adorable! 3mo
RaimeyGallant That mug!!! 3mo
CocoReads It‘s pretty awesome. At this point I have so many mugs I‘ve started using them for pen holders and bookmarks. 🤣🤣 3mo
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I‘m watching the debates and cleaning out my phone as my iPad is busy streaming CNN.

This was my Sunday raid at BN. #bookhaul

Pops were 3 for $20. Josh picked out a gold demongorgon but he had already grabbed it before I got my picture

Johanna414 I looooove that picture book! We read it almost every night in our house! 3mo
jmtrivera We grabbed that book too. Toddlersaurus is already in love with it. 3mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai What's the book on the right? Cover intrigues me. 3mo
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LibrarianRyan @jmtrivera love the name!! I know it‘s a Knick name but I will forever be monster so I get it. 3mo
LibrarianRyan @GrilledCheeseSamurai it‘s part of the Villians series. I have been told you can read almost every book out of order. Except based on what the author has said online you should probably read them before this. I love this series in hard cover because the cover is different under the jacket. 3mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai @LibrarianRyan oooo. Thanks! Holy sh...I want them all! 😍 3mo
LibrarianRyan @GrilledCheeseSamurai I have them all. Just haven‘t read them yet. I need to read faster. 3mo
JoScho I almost got Bugsy!!! He is so cute! 3mo
LibrarianRyan @JoScho I love this collorboration with BN. I have Wetmore Forest set 2, but i missed set one, so I love that they brought them back, and made stories. I believe I am only missing 2 pops to have all of series one. Then that just leaves me series 3. 3mo
JoScho Oh that is awesome. I love them. 3mo
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Today's #BookHaul is more for the Toddlersaurus than for me, since we ran out of time. I guess I'll just have to go finish shopping another day! Darn. 😄

sarahreinhard That title! 😂 4mo
jmtrivera @sarahreinhard It's supposed to be so cute! I'm excited to read it with her. 4mo
Econaghan I almost picked that book up at Barnes and Noble today. Looks so cute! 4mo
jmtrivera @Econaghan Doesn't it? I had to take advantage of the discounts going on today. 4mo
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I HAVE TO BUY A COPY OF THIS BOOK FOR MYSELF!. It is even better than “I Would Really Like to Eat a Child”I. A perfect book to have kids laughing out loud. I will read it as many times as they ask for as long as I don‘t have to make 300 tuna fish sandwiches.
#BBRC #AtoZofpicturebooks

cwarnier My preschool and 1st graders loved this book this year. 4mo
Clwojick ahahaha! you reviewed so many books today that i had just put on my list to check out late last night. This was one of my MUST READS. I'm glad it turned out to be a good one. 4mo
Johanna414 One of my absolute favorite picture books! I buy it for my friends‘ kids all the time. 4mo
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This book was hilarious and cute! Ryan Higgins does it again. #chompchomp #friendsnotfood

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Omg this book was hilarious and a huge hit at our house!!! My 10yo son and I literally took turns reading it back to back 4 times bc it was gold!! Now to go search other books by this author per kiddos request! Thanks @Krisjericho for posting this the other day!!

Elizabeth2 I loved finding books like that with my kids. With my youngest, it was the discovery of Elephant & Piggie. We laughed ourselves silly when reading those books. I discovered them just a bit too late though, as he out grew them so quickly that we didn‘t get to enjoy all of the different Elephant & Piggie books. I‘m holding onto the ones we have, because if I‘m lucky enough to have grandchildren I‘ll get to read them again. ❤️😊 Tagged is our fav! 13mo
TheBookKeepers Oh thanks @Elizabeth2 for the rec! I‘ll search it at the library today when we go after school 😍📚 13mo
Krisjericho I‘m so glad you liked it! We laughed so hard. 😂 13mo
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JaclynW That looks adorable! @Krisjericho knows excellent books. I just requested it from my library and can't wait to read it. Thanks! 13mo
TheBookKeepers Yay!! Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts!! @JaclynW 13mo
LaurenReads His other books are great too! My kinders love them! 13mo
Johanna414 I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! 13mo
TheBookKeepers Right!!! I went to buy it but the price tag 😬💰💰. I need to find a used copy! Lol @Johanna414 13mo
Amie The author's Mother Bruce books are also fun. 13mo
Linear I feel like my kindergardener should see this lol. Not that he bites, just that he should get along with everyone better 13mo
TheBookKeepers Haha definitely @Linear ! You will enjoy the read too bc the humor is on point ! 13mo
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My kiddos have my sort of sick sense of humor and thought this was hilarious. I think it teaches a pretty decent lesson about empathy, too. Super funny.

tournevis I think it's hilarious too. My son would love this. 13mo
TheBookKeepers Haha sounds fun! Adding to my library holds! 13mo
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Penelope is a T. rex. When she goes to school for the first time she finds her classmates are human, so she eats them. But you‘re not supposed to, so she spits them back out. Now Penelope is having trouble making friends. Through the story she gains empathy and rebuilds trust.

This book is so much fun that I‘ve read it to my 2nd and 4th grader multiple times. It would be best for kindergarten, but the humor is so good older kids will go for it.

LaurenReads My Kinders LOVE this book (edited) 1y
Bookishthoughts Awww!💓💓 1y
LibrarianJen Fun! 🦖🦖🦖 1y
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I am SO far behind on posting reviews or even just random blurbs about what I‘ve been reading. I compose Litsy posts in my head then don‘t have the energy to post them (does this happen to anyone else?)

Anyway, here are some of our favorite picture books from the summer. We took a huge haul back to the library last week. I was hoping to clear off my card but we ended up getting almost as many back out. 🤦🏻‍♀️

P.S. I ❤️ Ryan T. Higgins.


We Don't Eat Our Classmates is a wonderful book filled with funny little moments. Penelope Rex must deal with the aftermath of temporarily eating her classmates on the first day at her new school. When she tells her dad she had a bad day, he immediately knows she ate the kids. Which makes me wonder: why didn't he warn her that her classmates were children and instruct her not to eat them???