Monday, July 10, 2017

Which is p and Which is q? by Gita V. Reddy


Title: Which is p and which is q?
Author: Gita V. Reddy
Published: June 30, 2017
Publisher: Unit Books
Pages: 45 (print)
Genre: Children ages 3 on up
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, 

Grandpa brings a box of wooden letters for Minki to practice her ABCs. He spells out words and Minki picks out the letters from the set. She enjoys doing this except that she isn’t able to tell p and q apart. So when Grandpa spells out p-i-g, she picks q, i, and g. For q-u-e-e-n she picks p,u,e,e,n and for q-u-i-l-t, she takes out the letters p,u,i,l,t.
Because Minki has so much trouble with p and q, she throws them out of the window. This annoys p and q. They stomp away to Word Fairy and announce they are never going back.
With p and q missing, many words become meaningless. Now nobody can say ‘please’ because it has turned into ‘lease.’ The police station and the post office can’t function and the queen must go into hiding!
Which is p and Which is q? is a fun story about an important issue.

We received this book to give an honest review.
Young kids who are learning their letters do get certain letters mixed up. In this story Minki gets p and q mixed up and this makes her mad. So when she throws the two letters out they run to the Word Fairy and lets her know they won't go back. You may never know how many words use p and q until you start really thinking, and Minki learns that she needs those letters to complete words! 
A and I had a blast with trying to say and come up with words that have the letters p and q either in them or start with the letters. She is at the age that she does get some letters backwards so it was neat for her to see that it just isn't her. Though we can practice our letters and learn them. 
The illustrations were great and went with the story being told. 

Gita V. Reddy
Gita V.Reddy is a writer of fiction for middlegraders and adults. She enjoys thinking up tales of different genres. She has written mysteries, adventure, fantasy, science fiction, and even an animal tale for children.
She wrote and illustrated her first picture book for kids in August, 2015. She plans to write a few more because the experience was very satisfying.
Ms Reddy was born in India, is a post graduate in Mathematics, worked in a bank for twenty-six years, is married to a physics professor, has a son doing research in neuro-electronics, and loves literature. Yes, her life is as mixed up as the multiple genres she writes.

She enjoys painting and spending time with her family, and LOVES walking in the rain.
She also writes under the name Heera Datta
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