Raincoast Books

What Will You Read Next?

No Reading Allowed

The WORST Read-Aloud Book Ever


Available: 11/10/20
11.36 x 8.57 · 48 pages
Ages 4-8 years
CDN $24.99 · cl
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Raj Haldar and Chris Carpenter

illustrated by Bryce Gladfelter

From the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors of P IS FOR PTERODACTYL comes another hilarious, fresh look at the English language!
Those who love wordplay are the natural constituency for No Reading Allowed: The Worst Read-Aloud Book Ever, a picture book that's bright with comic scenes. . . [and] brilliant pairings of picture and word (and word with word)."-The Wall Street Journal
The hero had super vision.
The hero had supervision.
Man, a tea sounds great.
Manatee sounds great!
Sir Francis Bacon
Sir, France is bakin'!
What is going on here?!
You can't believe everything you hear! A single word can have many different meanings. And sometimes two words that sound alike can be spelled completely differently. Ptolemy the pterodactyl is back to show us all how absurd and fun language can be when homophones, homonyms, and tricky punctuation are at play!
No Reading Allowed allows children and their parents to laugh together while also learning something new. Perfect for baby gifts, birthday gifts, teacher gifts, and anyone who finds humor in the absurdity of the English language.

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