Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Review - We Will Rock Our Classmates

We Will Rock Our Classmates
(Penelope #2)
by Ryan T. Higgins
Date: 2020
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 48
Format: e-book
Source: library

Readers will twist and shout for this headbanging companion to the #1 New York Times best-selling We Don't Eat Our Classmates.

Penelope is a T. rex, and she's very good at it. She also likes to rock out on guitar! With the school talent show coming up, Penelope can't wait to perform for her classmates. But sharing who you are can be show-stoppingly scary, especially when it's not what people expect. Will Penelope get by with a little help from her friends?

(synopsis from Goodreads)

We Will Rock Our Classmates is just as cute as We Don't Eat Our Classmates. This time, Penelope the T. rex is getting ready for the school talent show. But when it comes time to rehearse, she freezes and loses all her confidence. She's just a T. rex, after all, and they don't rock 'n' roll.

Or do they?

With some reassurance from her dad, Penelope comes to value herself and realize that, even though she's a T. rex, she's a lot of other wonderful things as well.

The pictures are adorable. Higgins has created a character that readers will empathize with and want to cheer for. The same touches of humour that lit up the first book can also be found here.

I'd recommend this one to readers who enjoyed the first book about Penelope, as well as those who are looking for empowering books about having faith in yourself and your talents... whatever they might be.

Quotable moment:

Premise: 4/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 4/5
Illustrations: 4/5
Originality: 5/5

Enjoyment: 5/5

Overall: 4.5 out of 5

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