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P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever

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Title : P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever
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ISBN : 149266393X
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Number of Pages : 32 pages
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P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever Reviews

  • Molly

    This is a *delightful* alphabet book that uses some unusual examples for its letters - but the illustrations are great and it also provides a great glossary in the back for kiddos (and adults) who want more context for the neat words they encounter inside.

  • Amanda [Novel Addiction]

    Ha. Fantastic.

  • David

    A brilliant picture book for any age, definitely my style. Witty and fun with our crazy language.

  • Lisa Vegan

    Recommended only for independent school aged readers, definitely not preschoolers. This book is not much fun as a read aloud unless kids SEE the pages and at least know their alphabet/phonics and preferably have the vocabulary to know the meanings of many of the words, and there is some advanced vocabulary/esoteric words than only older kids or even adults will know. Particularly recommended for children and adults puzzled and/or amused by the vagaries of the written English language. Most of th ...more

  • Manybooks

    Now generally and from a presented text proper point of view, I have truly found Raj Haldar and Chris Carpenter's P is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever both fun and lyrically, humorously engaging, with many included onomatopoeia, tongue twisters and other word-based joys and rhetorical delights (although indeed this is claimed with the necessary caveat that P is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever is most definitely and in my humble opinion much too advanced and too potent ...more

  • Jeimy

    Before I moved I had a collection of quirky alphabet books, but this one takes the cake!

  • Amanda

    As soon as I read the title of this one to my spelling-impared boyfriend, he insisted on looking at it with me. Every few pages he would mutter, "These authors are dicks," under his breath. I can think of no higher compliment for this book.

    I received a digital ARC from the publisher via Edelweiss+.

  • SaraKat

    I thought this was a really cute idea, but the execution left something to be desired. The problem is that there aren't words for some of the letters and the authors had to reach a bit. Several foreign words were used (Djibouti comes to mind), but the author emphasizes that "English" is a funny language. Oui is used as an example of how an "O" at the beginning of the word in English usually has a "W" sound. ??? The art was cute. But I'm not really sure of the audience of this book. The words are ...more