Welcome to Day 16 of the 2019 A to Z Blog Challenge where posts follow the alphabet. I’m sharing ABC picture books this year and today I’m featuring the letter P.
Are you a dog owner? If so, has your dog eaten things they shouldn’t If so, you’ll appreciate
What Pete Ate from A – Z (really!)
by Maira Kalman (author and illustrator)
Puffin Books 2003
Pete is a really good dog except he likes to eat almost anything! He begins by eating an entire accordion and proceeds to eat his way through the alphabet. The characters, illustrations, and story are quite quirky but loads of fun.
I don’t envy their vet bills!
Now, onto another unusual ABC book-
Why are so many English words difficult to pronounce and spell? Who put in the silent letters? No wonder kids get confused when learning to read and write. This alphabet book is the ultimate example of crazy English.
P is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Ever
by Raj Haldar and Chris Carpenter (authors) and Maria Beddia (illustrator)
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky 2018
Subtitled “All the letters that misbehave and make words nearly impossible to pronounce” pretty much sums up this book. Why is A for Aisle? And what’s up with words like phone and photo – why don’t they start with and F? These and other confusing words are used in sentences accompanied by whimsical drawings. Get ready to laugh and wonder.
Here’s a link to an article about the creation of the “worst alphabet ever” which is probably one of the best alphabet books ever.
Are there any words that you find difficult to spell or pronounce?