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.
Ryan T. Higgins (ryanthiggins.com) is the author and illustrator of the New York Times best-selling Mother Bruce, which received the E. B. White Read-Aloud Award and the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor; Hotel Bruce; BE QUIET!; and Bruce's Big Move. He lives in Maine with his wife and kids and lots of pets.
"[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
"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
"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 once again delivers sassy dialogue, flawless comic pacing, and faith in the ability of children to learn and grow."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"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)PRAISE FOR BE QUIET!
—Junior Library Guild SelectionPRAISE FOR BE QUIET!
—Kids Indie Next List