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P Is for Pterodactyl
P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever | Raj Haldar, Chris Carpenter
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From wacky words to peculiar pronunciations, get kids excited about language with this unconventional alphabet book from Raj Haldar (aka Lushlife) 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."
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YvetteE
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P is for Pterodactyl, by Raj Halder and Chris Carpenter, is a NF book filled with words that break the rules of the English Language. The “worst alphabet book” focuses on words with letters that defy basic consonant sounds. This is a great book to have in a classroom library because students can focus on vocabulary that may be deemed difficult. #ucflae3414fl19

YvetteE https://creativeeducator.tech4learning.com/2018/lessons/alphabet-book
This book can read aloud during engagement to recruit interest by optimizing relevance, value, and authenticity. ESOL students will benefit when taught technical vocabulary supporting key concepts. The included lesson plan goes beyond engagement.
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DrSpalding Make sure you include the universal design codes and verbiage along with the English learner strategies, codes and verbiage. Alphabet books can be used in many ways and of course this one could be used during a science unit. 1mo
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UnidragonFrag
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I'm glad this had a dictionary with how to say the words in the back or else I never would've pronounced some of those words correctly. I read it to my kiddo and it was cute and weird.

Sweetkokoro I love this book, when we got it in at work, I read it out loud to my coworkers and it was the funniest and yet biggest eye opening to how weird the English language is. 7mo
UnidragonFrag @Sweetkokoro my kiddo just started at it since the illustrations are pretty eye catching (she's only 6 months lol) but I laughed a few times. The English language definitely is weird lol 7mo
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bookseller_cate
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About ready to call it a wrap on my first #BookExpo! One last find to take home to my coworkers.

#bookexpo19 #BEA

LibrarianRyan I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8mo
MidnightBookGirl We love this book at the store! 8mo
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Tonton

Fun for kids and for adults too! Link to video https://youtu.be/dT9d-kMqq8k

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Kaddele
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This is adorable! (not sure about the definition of silent letter though 🤔)

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DMC_run8
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I give this to my friends with newborns because it's entertaining for the parents and the infants are too young to be confused by silent letters!

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Shaneyney
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I tutor kids who have trouble reading. I got this book to show that I do understand the struggle because language really makes no sense.

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JoScho
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P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever is a hilarious alphabet instruction book. The book creatively highlights some of the most peculiar spelling and grammatical rules within the English language by inserting examples within amusing sentences.
My husband just texted me an article about this book! Looks pretty fun.

Jee_HookedOnBookz Stacking! Love books like that! 1y
LibrarianRyan This book is awesome. 1y
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LibrarianRyan
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This is probably the most unique and needed alphabet book in the US. There are many words like ewe, psoriasis, and phlegm that do sound as they are spelled. This book takes a comical look at some every day, and some not so everyday words that start with silent letters. I will admit I had to look up and hear two words online. Is it no wonder I can‘t spell?

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