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The Worst Alphabet Book Ever


Available: 11/13/18
11.35 x 8.71 · 40 pages
Ages 4-8 years
CDN $25.99 · cl

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Raj Haldar and Chris Carpenter

illustrated by Maria Beddia

A New York Times Bestseller!
A raucous trip through the odd corners of our alphabet." -The New York Times
Let's get real-the English language is bizarre. A might be for apple, but it's also for aisle and aeons. Why does the word "gnat" start with a G but the word "knot" doesn't start with an N? It doesn't always make sense, but don't let these rule-breaking silent letters defeat you!
This whimsical, funky book from Raj Haldar (akarapper Lushlife) turns the traditional idea of an alphabet book on its head, poking fun at the most mischievous words in the English language and demonstrating how to pronounce them. Fun and informative for word nerds of all ages!

Better known by his stage name Lushlife, Raj Haldar is an American rapper, composer, and producer from Philadelphia, PA. Maria Beddia is a freelance illustrator, muralist, and textile designer based in Philadelphia. Chris Carpenter is a software developer for a tech startup in New York.