Book Review: Which is p and Which is q? by Gita Reddy

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. 

Children between the ages 3 to 7 make occasional letter reversals while reading or writing. This is more likely to happen with letters that are mirror images of each other – like p and q, b and d, n and u. It doesn’t mean the child is dyslexic or has a learning ability. With practice and some clues, as the letter shapes become more familiar, children get over the confusion

Which is p and Which is q? is an engaging tale parents/ caregivers and children will enjoy. It teaches several things in an entertaining way:
1. How to make learning fun.
2. It is normal to make mistakes.
3. Children learn by practice.
4. Actions have consequences : Minki’s action makes p and q go away. Because p and q are miffed, words and sentences are in disarray!
5. One can learn from mistakes.

This is an ‘anytime and for every one ’ story, suitable for playtime or bedtime, and one that girls and boys will both enjoy. 
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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

This is a cute story for children who are learning their letters. It has colorful illustrations and a fun story to keep children’s attention. 

When p and q run away, they found out that there are many words that are upset because they no longer make sense. Please, police, and queen are only three of the important words affected so p and q realize that they can’t just run away and leave everything in disarray!

Which is p and Which is q? is another good story for children by Gita Reddy.



About the Author

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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