P Is For Pterodactyl

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By Raj Haldar and  Chris Carpenter

Illustrated by Maria Beddia

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" starts with a "K"?

It doesn't always make sense, but don't let these rule-breaking silent letters defeat you.

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 illustrations provide 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.”

Kids will get excited about language with this unconventional alphabet book. Fun and informative for word nerds of all ages.

Age Range: 4 years and up

Hardcover with jacket, 40 pages

Dimensions: 11.25 x 8.75 x 0.5 inches

About the Authors:
Better known by his stage name Lushlife, Raj Haldar is an American rapper, composer, and producer from Philadelphia, PA. This is his first book.

​Chris Carpenter is a software developer for a tech startup in New York.

A "raucous trip through the odd corners of our alphabet." — The New York Times 

A New York Times Bestseller!