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Pterodactyl Show and Tell
Written by Thad Krasnesky
Illustrated by Tanya Leonello
When a boy brings his pterodactyl to school for show-and-tell, hilarious havoc ensues. The dinosaur’s delightfully demented antics, the kids’ expressions as they try to avoid the hungry pterodactyl, and the out-of-control imagination of the boy yield a wild and wacky romp.
Pterodactyl Show and Tell taps into the childhood wish to bring a dinosaur to school, allowing readers to safely enjoy the laugh-out-loud logical conclusion: classroom chaos.
Kids who dig dinosaurs will devour this preposterous pterodactyl tale written in rhyming couplets and teeming with edgy school-age humor and giggle-inducing illustrations.
“This rhyming tale about a boy who brings his pterodactyl to school for show and tell will have readers laughing as the dino wreaks havoc on the school day. He tries to eat some classmates, and has teachers hiding behind their desks, but he also finds time to have fun in the playground, enjoy a math lesson, and demonstrate how to brush his teeth! The kids aren’t as open to the new experience as the ptero’s human is, but he gets a quick promotion to fourth grade out of it. Too bad the fourth grade doesn’t seem to allow show and tell! The rhyming is fun, but the pictures sell it in this book; the expressive, goofy-faced pterodactyl is never a threatening figure, which makes the reactions from classmates and faculty even funnier. Watching a winged dinosaur upend the school from classroom to cafeteria is likely every kid’s dream, and will go over in a big way here. Absolutely fun reading – who doesn’t love a dinosaur?”
About the Creators
Thad Krasnesky is the author of I Always, ALWAYS Get My Way, and That Cat Can’t Stay, illustrated by David Parkins. He considers himself a writer of children’s stories trapped in the body of an army major. He served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan as an active duty intelligence officer in the US Army.
He lives in Lansing, KS, and this is his third picture book.
Tanya Leonello has an MFA in medical illustration, and specialized in scientific illustration for over 15 years. Her second career as a mother provided inspiration to create art for children’s picture books. Tanya lives in Dexter, MI.
ISBN: HC 9781936261345 / ePDF 9781936261567 / EPUB 9781936261574 / KF8 9781936261581
Print Length: 32 Full Color Pages
Publication Date: Spring 2018
Age Group: 5-7
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data:
Names: Krasnesky, Thad, author. | Leonello, Tanya, illustrator.
Title: Pterodactyl show and tell / written by Thad Krasnesky ; illustrated by Tanya Leonello.
Description: Brooklyn, NY : Flashlight Press, 2018. | Summary: Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text reveal the consequences when a third-grade boy brings his pet pterodactyl to school for Show and Tell.
Identifiers: LCCN 2018012268 (print) | LCCN 2018018570 (ebook) | ISBN 9781936261574 (epub) | ISBN 9781936261581 (kindle) | ISBN 9781936261567 (pdf) | ISBN 9781936261345 (hardback)
Subjects: | CYAC: Stories in rhyme. | Pterodactyls–Fiction. | Dinosaurs–Fiction. | Show-and-tell presentations–Fiction. | Schools–Fiction. | Humorous stories. | BISAC: JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories. | JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures.
Classification: LCC PZ8.3.K8638 (ebook) | LCC PZ8.3.K8638 Pte 20128 (print) | DDC [E]–dc23
LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2018012268