Details: Product overview Handpicked by Amazon kids TM book editor Seira Wilson, a children's subscription that encourages a love of reading for Prime Book Box. A Best Seller in the New York Times! A Moon 's Best Amazon Book! A "raucous trip through our alphabet 's odd corners." The New York Times Let's get real English is bizarre. A might be for apple but for aisle and aeons as well. Why does the word "gnat" begin with a G but does not start with a N? It doesn't always make sense, but don't allow those silent letters that breach rule to defeat you! This whimsical, funky book by Raj Haldar (aka rapper Lushlife) flips on its head the conventional definition of an alphabet book, poking fun at the most mischievous English words and demonstrating how to pronounce them. Informative and fun for word nerds of all ages! Review "This atypical alphabet book humorously discusses" mischievous words "that violate the laws of phonetics and spelling ... Each set of letters is illustrated with graphic, full-color illustrations accompanied by a comically ridiculous paragraph illustrating other examples." G is for Gnocchi. / Gnome yells, "Waiter! My gnocchi has a bright white gnat nibbling on it! '... the concept will help new readers and new English learners to conquer some of the more peculiar aspects of our language.'-Kirkus Reviews "Explore the many quirks and anomalies of English spelling and pronunciation in an A-to-Z tribute to some of the most unconventional words in the lexicon. Learn why Y is not for "why" and why U is not for "you," but V is for "five" and C is for "czar." With this book full of puns, alliterations, playful artworks and lots of entertaining observations, children of all ages will enjoy celebrating exceptions to the rules.-Foreword "Reviews, STARRED Review" A raucous trip through the strange corners of our alphabet. If you do, your new favorite alphabet book will be this delightful picture book ... 'A is for Aisle' in this book, and 'H for Heir.' What? A paragraph defining each word lies below each letter and illustration. "M is for Mnemonic. / But now Mr. M. can't remember why." Is this not a pleasure for readers and writers of all ages? It's my new favorite.-Imagination "Soup" Everywhere a win for word nerd kids and pun-tastic dads.-Dad" "The book spotlights words with silent letters or strange grammar rules, and invites you to think about dangerous word traps and odds. And you could learn something new along the way ... while other lessons teach very important values that might change your life, frankly, and maybe even help you find love.-Funny "or Die" "P Is for Pterodactyl" is the joy of a word lover and an almost compulsory read-aloud ... There is solid, brain-teasing information about words and how they are spelled in the midst of all humour, wordplay, and silliness. It's a pleasure from the beginning to the end, particularly for word lovers and their offspring.-Common Sense "Media About the Author Better known by his stage name Lushlife, Raj Haldar is an American artist, composer, and producer from Philadelphia , PA. Maria Beddia is a freelance illustrator, muralist, and textile designer based in Philadelphia.