P Is For Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever
  • P Is For Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever
  • P Is For Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever
  • P Is For Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever
  • P Is For Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever
  • P Is For Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever
ISBN: 1492674311
EAN13: 9781492674313
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 13, 2018
Pages: 40
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 11.5" L x 9" W
Weight: 1 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

A New York Times Bestseller

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

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5
   Age seven and up will appreciate it
It was hysterical and educational. I don't recommend it for young people. My five year old is confused by spelling and writing, but my six year old loves it.
 
5
   My Favorite Book!!
I am obsessed with this book. My roommates were fond of asking me to read it to them. We all laughed at my enthusiasm to recite it again because I had memorised it. I'm a recent college graduate who just got her degree in English Education. Great illustrations. It's highly recommended to anyone who enjoys quality children's literature or fun word play.
 
5
   Quirky fun for reading aloud!
A fun book of words that are fun to read. Youngsters like the rhyme-scheme. Adults will appreciate the clever twists of humor. It is fun and challenging to read it aloud. The culturally diverse approach is a plus.
 
3
   doesn't live up to its premise
An attractive idea but too many of the letters do not lend themselves to the concept and the authors have to go a long way to bend it into shape. Many of the words are not English. It doesn't seem to know if it's for children or adults.
 
5
   Worst alphabet = best book.
This book is quite entertaining due to its clever writing and artful illustration. You will be entertained each time you read it, if you pay attention to the sentence structure and hidden details. It's a great addition to my collection. As a teacher, this is a good one for older grades.
 
5
   My G-dson's children LOVE this book!!
I gave the book 7 to my G-dson for his children at Chanukkah. I have heard that the older children read this book to their younger siblings. This book has become a favorite for the entire family. I can't think of a higher praise for a children's book. !
 
3
   25 funny and one clearly occult
The writer can choose a word for the letter O. How in good conscience would I read that page to my children if I knew that the Ouija board was associated with the occult? I was either going to return the book or remove the page but sadly that removed the Pterodactyl page as well... this otherwise clever book has only 24 letters in the alphabet. Would suggest that the author be more sensitive to their readers.
 
5
   Are they really complaining about the "O" page!?!? *chuckling*
If you want to see every page in a book, you should go to the library or bookstore. Maybe you could support your local book seller for a change. Maybe you could help with a real issue such as clean drinking water forFlint, gender discrimination for women in the workplace, global warming, the US educational system, etc. I hope that no one complains about the Ouija Board page being used to trick or treat or celebrate Easter and Christmas. You're probably those types of Christians. We laughed like kids. It was fun to look up words for pronunciation. I enjoy the illustrations.
 
5
   hilarious
This was a joke gift for my dad. He loved it. It's pretty funny when you get someone who is very smart to read it. We picked on my brother a bit. The illustrations are colorful. My dad likes to show it off to family.
 
2
   Ugly illustrations
A friend of mine is a first grade teacher. The concept is funny but the illustrations are not very educational. The concept of this book could be useful to first graders, and there is an appendix at the end of the book. I wish I'd bought something else.
 
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