P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Beddia, Maria
By (author): Carpenter, Chris
By (author): Haldar, Raj
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Alphabet
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Language Arts / Vocabulary & Spelling
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Reference / General
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Published: November 2018
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 40
Size: 8.50in x 11.00in x 0.50in
Our Price:
$ 25.99
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

A "raucous trip through the odd corners of our alphabet." -The New York Times

Let's get real-the English language is bizarre. A might be for apple, but it's also for aisle and aeons. Why does the word "gnat" start with a G but the word "knot" doesn't start with an N? It doesn't always make sense, but don't let these rule-breaking silent letters defeat you!

This whimsical, funky book from Raj Haldar (aka rapper Lushlife) turns the traditional idea of an alphabet book on its head, poking fun at the most mischievous words in the English language and demonstrating how to pronounce them. Fun and informative for word nerds of all ages!

Review Quote*"This atypical alphabet book humorously addresses "mischievous words" that ignore the rules of phonetics and spelling... Each letter's sample is illustrated with cartoony, full-color drawings followed by a comically absurd sentence highlighting other examples. "G is for Gnocchi. / The gnome yells, 'Waiter! There's a bright white gnat nibbling on my gnocchi!' ...the concept will help new readers and new English language learners conquer some of the more peculiar aspects of our language." - Kirkus
Review Quote*"Explore the many quirks and anomalies of English spelling and pronunciation in an A-to-Z tribute to some of the most
unconventional words in the lexicon. Learn why Y is not for "why" and U is not for "you," but V is for "five" and C is for
"czar." With this book full of puns, alliteration, playful artwork, and plenty of entertaining observations, children of all
ages will enjoy celebrating the exceptions to the rules." - ForeWord
Review Quote*"A raucous trip through the odd corners of our alphabet." - The New York Times
Biographical NoteBetter known by his stage name Lushlife, Raj Haldar is an American rapper, composer, and producer from Philadelphia, PA. Maria Beddia is a freelance illustrator, muralist, and textile designer based in Philadelphia. Chris Carpenter is a software developer for a tech startup in New York.