P is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever

P is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever

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 Let's get real?the English language is bizarre. A might be for apple, but it's also for aisle and aeons. Why does ...

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Title:P is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever
Author:Raj Haldar
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:149266393X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages pages

P is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever Reviews

  • Becky
    Nov 21, 2018
    First sentence: A is for Aisle. The bread aisle has not been cleaned in aeons, and nine tiny beasts meet to have a feast. Premise/plot: This book is not your traditional alphabet book. It is choosing to highlight words that "misbehave" in one way or another. Usually misbehaving word...
  • Lisa Vegan
    Dec 13, 2018
    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 som...
  • Melle
    Mar 12, 2019
    A delightful look at the limits and quirks of phonetics and written language. Fun! ...
  • orangerful
    Feb 16, 2019
    A worthy addition to the slightly-messed-up alphabet book collection, put it on the shelf right next to Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book. The illustrations are lots of fun and I really appreciated the glossary of terms in the back! This would be a great read-aloud for those older elemen...
  • Molly
    Oct 20, 2018
    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. ...
  • Kristi
    Jun 21, 2019
    My six year old loved this book, she thought it was hilarious ! Silent letters, what! I think I blew her mind this morning, hahaha! ...
  • Chance Lee
    Oct 23, 2018
    This book about English being confusing and inconsistent is, itself, confusing and inconsistent. "S is for Seas" because "seas" sounds like the letter C, I guess, but what other sound is "s" supposed to make in a book about words "nearly impossible to pronounce"? The page also has the ...
  • Katy
    Mar 01, 2019
    Delightful. ...
  • Manybooks
    Jan 16, 2019
    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 a...
  • Lisa Wolf
    Jan 26, 2019
    This is an AMAZING alphabet book, featuring all those tricky English words that don't follow the rules. Loved it! My family got some major giggles while flipping through the pages. ...
  • Michael
    Feb 14, 2019
    I love using this in an A-B-C story time. Paired with a classic ABC book, P is for Pterodactyl perfect! Some of the words are really hard, so practice a few times before diving in. The guide in the back is a life saver (especially for a Dyslexic such as myself). If you want to use t...
  • Amanda [Novel Addiction]
    Jan 05, 2019
    Ha. Fantastic. ...
  • Elizabeth
    Apr 13, 2019
    Really funny and smart! I love the self-awareness of the subtitle, ?The Worst Alphabet Book Ever?: how wonderfully blunt! True to its name, it is indeed a terrible primer for a pre-reader, but it remains a delightful treat for older readers and even grownups. It walks a fine line b...
  • Lauren
    Sep 14, 2018
    Electronic ARC provided by NetGalley. I requested this book from NetGalley because I have a three year old who is super into words and grammar, and this looked like a fun and out of the ordinary alphabet book. "P is for Pterodactyl" goes through the alphabet highlighting words where...
  • Juliana
    Aug 27, 2018
    I received a digital ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is incredibly silly and I loved every page. It's a clever alphabet book that gives the reader a word that has a silent letter either at the beginning, middle, or end. It's written quite sarcastically a...
  • Crystal
    Feb 05, 2019
    I loved this for personal fun wordplay reasons but I'm not really sure who the audience is. The illustrations would work well for very small children but the language and words used do not. It would almost be best used in a language lesson for older children. ...
  • Erica Sonzogni
    Mar 12, 2019
    Have you ever read the WORST alphabet book ever? P is for Pterodactyl, The Worst Alphabet Book Ever is just that. This book is structured like a regular alphabet book, except each word includes silent letters. These words do not begin with the sound of the letter, which makes it horri...
  • SaraKat
    Dec 10, 2018
    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" i...
  • Amanda Hilde
    Feb 15, 2019
    This is the worst alphabet book ever, but it is hilariously ridiculous in that pursuit. This book would be good for any English as a second language learner to understand that English is an odd language and sometimes the rule of thumb doesn't always apply. ...
  • Becky B
    Oct 13, 2018
    An alphabet book that pokes fun at words that use letters in unconventional ways for English. I thought that this book might be a great tool for our ESL teachers, but upon reading it I was disappointed. First of all, the words chosen for each of the letters are not even. They aren?...
  • Margaux
    Nov 29, 2018
    Perfect for the girl with the silent "x" at the end of her name. ...
  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    Oct 04, 2018
    My grandchildren love alphabet books, and dinosaurs, so I though this would be right up their alley. Well there was only one dinosaur, but this was an incredibly silly book and my grandson loved it. It poked fun at the way the English language does not follow rules, especially all the ...
  • Ashley Adams
    Jan 05, 2019
    P is for Pterodactyl might actually be one of the BEST alphabet books ever! It covers silent letters from aisle to gnat. It cheats a little by using Spanish, African, and Roman references, but it is super cute and informative! ...
  • Vintage
    Jan 07, 2019
    Incredibly clever alphabet book that is perfect for a teacher, that clever early reader, or the friend that is over and done with childhood classics. It addresses the nuances of what a nightmare it is learning vocabulary rules only to find out that the rules don't apply. ...
  • Laura (Book Scrounger)
    Jan 11, 2019
    An enjoyable book for someone who likes words (or works with them!). Full review here: https://www.theproblemsite.com/book-s... ...
  • Melanie Dulaney
    Jul 06, 2018
    As an adult who cannot stand the fact that so many words in the English language do not follow the so-called rules, I chuckled throughout the reading of this book. But I am not sure who the target audience is. Children will be drawn to the brightly-colored, cartoon-like illustrations b...
  • Jane
    Aug 17, 2018
    P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever truly is the worst alphabet book ever. ;-) Each page in this cute little volume displays a letter of the alphabet and highlights ways in which the letter does not seem to follow the rules. Sometimes this means highlighting its use a...
  • Alyse Stolz
    Dec 19, 2018
    I want to say I bought this for my friend?s daughter but I am ridiculously selfish, and bought it for my friend?s daughter will full intention of reading it first. And boy do I love this book! So satisfying. English. What a goofy language. ...
  • Joshua
    Apr 04, 2019
    This was a rather disappointing book, largely because it taught me that none of my childhood teachers had accurately prepared me for the crushing realities of the complexities of the letter p. ...
  • Maxwell Rae
    Apr 24, 2019
    Very funny read, a bit weak in points. Thanks Wodonga Library for inter-library-loaning me this new release :) ...