P Is for Pterodactyl

P Is for Pterodactyl

The Worst Alphabet Book Ever

eBook - 2018
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Publisher: Naperville, Illinois :, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, an imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc.,, [2018]
ISBN: 9781492695332
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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from Richard: "A bit of a groaner that might be most interesting to parents and others who have tried to teach spelling via phonics."

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May 17, 2019

I, my 9-year-old daughter, and my husband (whose first language isn't English) all shared a chuckle over this work highlighting some of the goofier aspects of English pronunciation.

VaughanPLKelly May 14, 2019

Silent letters can be mischievous! (Note: there's a glossary in the back to help you out with pronouncing them.)

May 13, 2019

Older kids

JCLHeatherC Apr 26, 2019

Any alphabet book that includes the word gnocchi gets a thumbs up from me!

multcolib_karene Feb 21, 2019

If EWE are a person who loves words and puns and YOU want to confuse young readers, then look in the book AISLE, for this book. OUI, OUI!

VaughanPLMichael 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 this in a teaching setting, ask kids and caregivers words they know that don't follow the usual language rule.

JCLBeckyC Feb 11, 2019

Kids and caregivers who love puns and wordplay will enjoy this book that focuses on those pesky rebels of the alphabet: silent letters.

IndyPL_KatieB Jan 22, 2019

This silly alphabet book made me laugh out loud, especially on the "q is for quinoa" page. This truly is an alphabet book unlike any I've ever read before and it does look at the oddities and quirks of the English language. This book is ideal for older kids, teens, and adults. I would not use this with a younger audience because it will be confusing.

IndyPL_JosephL Dec 20, 2018

Though this book could be used as a teaching tool for the oddities and inconsistencies of the English language and other languages, the book is mainly designed for an adult audience. Full of little word games of letters not fitting their words and little sections like "I is not for Eye," the book is certainly hilarious but not something I'd recommend to anyone other than people who already love mocking and jeering at the inconsistencies of language.


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IndyPL_JosephL Dec 20, 2018

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JCLBeckyC Feb 11, 2019

"Y is not for why."


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