We are excited to share that P is for Pterodactyl by Raj Haldar and Chris Carpenter, illustrated by Maria Beddia, has been featured in the New York Times Book Review.
Read below for a short passage from the article, titled, "The Story Behind ‘P Is For Pterodactyl,’ The Self-Described ‘Worst Alphabet Book Ever.'"
This article is live online, and will run in the Sunday, January 27 edition of the New York Times Book Review.
Click "Read More" below to read more about the book, the authors, and the illustrator.
Last Nov. 6, a week before “P Is for Pterodactyl” came out, the kids’-book website Imagination Soup raved about it on Facebook, writing that it was “perfect for logophiles (someone who loves words)!” The post went viral and drew over 4,000 commenters, many of them word nerds who shared jokes about puns, silent letters and homophones: “Why can’t you hear a pterodactyl using the bathroom? Because the P is silent!” The story blew up Reddit, too, and “P Is for Pterodactyl” sold out of its 10,800-copy first printing the day it was published.
We are happy to share that Entertainment Weekly has reviewed Wild on my Mind by Laurel Kerr. Read below for all the details. The full review is available online here.
Read more about Wild On My Mind:
Love runs wild at the Sagebrush Flats Zoo,
where a motley crew of big-hearted animals
helps the most unlikely couples find love.
When Katie Underwood discovers a litter of newborn cougar cubs, the last person she expects to come to the rescue is her former crush—and high school nemesis—Bowie Wilson. The worst part? He doesn’t seem to remember the trouble he caused her.
As a single father and owner of a cash-strapped zoo, Bowie struggles to balance budgets while raising his pre-teen daughter and a host of rascally animals. He considers himself lucky when Katie agrees to lend her talents to a publicity campaign in support of the zoo’s animal rehabilitation programs—until he learns just what she’s planning…
This time, Katie is determined to resist Bowie’s charm. But a lovelorn camel, a matchmaking honey badger, and a nursemaid capybara have different plans. Can they and the rest of the zoo’s menagerie help Bowie break through the barriers surrounding Katie’s heart?
Love can’t be tamed…
Two-time Golden Heart® Finalist Laurel Kerr spent a few weeks each summer of her childhood on family road trips. That time packed into the backseat of her grandparents’ Grand Marquis opened her imagination and exposed her to the wonders of the United States. The lessons she learned then still impact her writing today. She lives near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, and loyal cavalier spaniel.
Visit her online at laurelkerr.com and on Twitter @LaurelKerrBooks.
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