Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 6, 2020. I'll be returning the book. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. This book is fun for adults and older kids. This is such a clever book about how the English language can be confusing. Great book! (N is not for Knot.) Teaching kids with humor - who'dha thunk it works?! ―The New York Times. While the book has many words that have unusual spellings or pronunciations, it purports to be talking about the English language, while using words that are not part of the English language to do so. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. For example herbalist really is pronounced herbalist starting with H not erbalist starting with E. Funny, but a few require you to use American pronounciation, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 3, 2019. I love the self-awareness of the subtitle, “The Worst Alphabet Book Ever”: how wonderfully blunt! 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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Have you ever read the WORST alphabet book ever? This was a rather disappointing book, largely because it taught me that none of my childhood teachers had accurately prepared me for the crushing realities of the complexities of the letter p. Have you ever read the WORST alphabet book ever? Fun book but has some american pronunciation. Most of th. These words do not begin with the sound of the letter, which makes it horrible if readers are trying to learn letter sounds. Fun and informative for word nerds of all ages! Learn more. Teach your child the same alphabet used by pilots and the military. November 1st 2018 "Oui" is a French word, and not even one of the many French words borrowed into English, while "Ouija" is a trademark name: a made up word (taking Oui from French and Ja from German. Why does the word "gnat" start with a G but the word "knot" doesn't start with an N? / The gnome yells, 'Waiter! It is an American book so some of the words are pronounced differently than British English. Something went wrong. Absolutely the worst alphabet book ever written. Over 1 million titles. This book about English being confusing and inconsistent is, itself, confusing and inconsistent. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 25, 2019. The text for each letter includes as many strangely spelled words as possible. : An Action Alphabet for Toddlers & Preschoolers. Silent letters, what! Perhaps you could even support your local community book seller for a change. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. Colorful pictures and rhyming text. "Oui" and "Ouija" are examples in the photo, with the caption in between them saying "isn't the English language weird?" P is for Pterodactyl, The Worst Alphabet Book Ever is just that. The Worst Book in the Whole Entire World: A funny and silly children's book for kid... To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. This book is hilarious! In my opinion, I don't think that content is appropriate for kids, so I returned all three copies. Loved it! Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2018. There are no missing letters, that's how they are pronounced in the language in question. Highly recommend. I returned it. The publisher, SOURCEBOOKS Jabberwocky, generously provided me with a copy of this book to read. / The gnome yells, 'Waiter! Unable to add item to List. ...the concept will help new readers and new English language learners conquer some of the more peculiar aspects of our language." A might be for apple, but it's also for aisle and aeons. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. The rating, ideas and opinions are my own. The words are. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Kids these days! Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? I think I blew her mind this morning, hahaha! Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published For example, notes about which languages some of the words came from (or even a mention that many of them do come originally from other languages) would have. I love the self-awareness of the subtitle, “The Worst Alphabet Book Ever”: how wonderfully blunt! While the book has many words that have unusual spellings or pronunciations, it purports to be talking about the English language, while using words that are not part of the English language to do so.