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.
About the book
About the authors and illustrator
Better known by his stage name Lushlife, Raj Haldar is an American rapper, composer, and producer from Philadelphia, PA. This is his first book. Connect with him on Twitter @lushlifemedia.
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