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Pterodactyl Show and Tell
Pterodactyl Show and Tell

Pterodactyl Show and Tell

By Thad Krasnesky, Illustrated by Tanya Leonello



32 Pages, 10.25 x 10.25

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book, Fixed Layout EPUB, Fixed Layout KF8, PDF

Hardcover Picture Book, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $17.95)

Publication Date: October 2018

ISBN 9781936261345

Rights: WOR

Flashlight Press (Oct 2018)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: October 2018


Kids who dig dinosaurs will devour this irreverent tall tale

When a boy brings his pterodactyl to school for show-and-tell, hilarious havoc ensues. The creature'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. 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.


"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?" —Rosemary,

Author Biography

Thad Krasnesky, (That Cat Can't Stay and I Always, ALWAYS Get My Way) is a writer of children's stories trapped in the body of an Army major. He served four tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is an active duty intelligence officer in the US army. He enjoys volunteering with children, running marathons, and teaching yoga. This is his third picture book. With a masters of fine arts in Medical and Biological Illustration from the University of Michigan, Tanya Leonello has worked for 15 years as an artist, specializing in scientific illustration for the medical, advertising, editorial, and textbook markets. Her second career as a mother provided inspiration to create picture book art for a younger audience.