"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"? This "raucous trip through the odd corners of our alphabet" (NYTimes) from Raj Haldar (who makes music under the name Lushlife) turns the traditional idea of an alphabet book on its head, celebrating the most mischievous words in the English language and demonstrating how to pronounce them, while Maria Tina Beddia is clearly having loads of fun with her surreal illustrations.
P Is For Pterodactyl
Author: Raj Haldar & Chris Carpenter. Maria Tina Beddia, illus.