|Title||:||P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever|
|Number of Pages||:||32 pages|
P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever Reviews
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.
A brilliant picture book for any age, definitely my style. Witty and fun with our crazy language.
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
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
Before I moved I had a collection of quirky alphabet books, but this one takes the cake!
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+.
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