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 every child’s impossible 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.


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.

Book Details

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
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