P is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever

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Written by Raj Haldar (AKA rapper Lushlife) and Chris Carpenter, P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever is illustrated by Maria Beddia and marketed as "a hilarious alphabet instruction book".

The creative children's book lists 26 of the English language's odd spelling and grammatical rules, including examples within sentences.

Author Chris told Bored Panda that he believes that kids are about as smart as adults, but without the wisdom or communication skills to fully demonstrate it.

He said that adults tend to underestimate children when they present an overly simplified version of the world in teaching certain subjects.

It can be enormously frustrating, for example, to have a particular set of spelling rules drilled into one’s head, only to discover later that “I before E” is a giant conspiracy, he explained.

He agrees that teaching the basics is important too, but asks why not hint at a more complete picture from a relatively early stage, and trust that our kids can handle it? 

In a Takealot review, reader Adam sums it up: "It's as brilliantly awful as advertised. Totally worth it."

Take a peek here:

P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever

"Shhh! The fascinating czar is secretly part Czech."

P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever

"The noble knight's knife nicked the knave's knee." 

P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever

"The French leopard says, "Oui! We'd love to play!"  

P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever  is available on Takealot.

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