Winter 2020 Kids Indie Next List
“A fabulous follow-up to P Is for Pterodactyl! This book of homonyms is a silly delight for kids of all ages. The best picture books are the ones you want to read slowly to savor all the little details in the word choice and illustrations, and No Reading Allowed definitely accomplishes that.”
— Lizzy Nanney, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC
A new, hilarious picture book for kids from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of P IS FOR PTERODACTYL
What makes this picture book for kids be THE WORST read aloud book ever? Try reading these sentences aloud:
The mummy prepared farro for dinner.
The mummy prepared pharaoh for dinner.
Sounds the same, right? But they're totally different Kids will laugh at the irreverent, super silly humor and witty illustrations that provide context clues and help explain the outrageous sentences. While kids are cracking up at you repeating yourself, they also will be learning about homonyms and homophones There's also a glossary to help explain the sound-alike words.
This hysterical book for kids is sure to delight parents, teachers, and anyone who loves to laugh at the absurdity of 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
If you're a logophile (=word nerd), grammar geek, or a bookworm, and especially, if you're a teacher or homeschooler, snag a copy of No Reading Allowed for yourself and a friend. This will be a hot holiday gift for us word nerd folks --Imagination Soup