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P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever

Written by Raj Haldar and Chris Carpenter and illustrated by Maria Beddia
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Turning the traditional idea of an alphabet book on its head, P is for Pterodactyl is perfect for anyone who has ever been stumped by silent letters or confused by absurd homophones. This whimsical, unique book takes silent letter entries like “K is for Knight” a step further with “The noble knight’s knife nicked the knave’s knee.” Lively illustrationsprovide context clues, and alliterative words help readers navigate text like “a bright white gnat is gnawing on my gnocchi” with ease. Everyone from early learners to grown-up grammarians will love this wacky book where “A is for Aisle” but “Y is definitely not for Why.”

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So funny! This book - which calls itself the “worst alphabet book ever” - features 26 words with spellings that just don’t seem to make phonetic sense. It’s silly, and clever enough to appeal to older children and adults. To top it all off, the artwork is unique and wonderful!

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Who Wrote P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever

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Raj Haldar

Raj Haldar, also known as LushLife, is the son of a schoolteacher and an electrical engineer who emigrated from the Indian state of Bengal. His work has been featured by NPR, Boston Globe, the New York Times, Pitchfork, Village Voice, Mental Floss, BBC, Spin, and many more. He has written op-ed pieces including a piece for the Washington Post regarding racial inequality and profi ling. This is his fi rst book.

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Chris Carpenter

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Who Illustrated P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever

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Maria Beddia

Maria Tina Beddia was born and raised on the green grasses of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She received her BFA in Printmaking from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 2007. Currently based in Philadelphia, Maria spends her days at her studio designing, illustrating, and teaching hand lettering at the University of the Arts. Her dogs Bruce and Willie like to watch her create and find any crumbs she drops under her desk. Her personal illustration style is young, playful, and colorful which lends itself to the child's imaginative spirit. She has always been inspired by Dr. Seuss.

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
149266393X
ISBN 13:
9781492663935
Publication Date:
November 1, 2018