Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Illustrator: Tom Lichtenheld
Exclamation Mark, shows early learners how punctuation marks can be used in a fun way.
It is also a story about finding your talents and learning that differences can be positive.
The Exclamation Mark was different. He had a tall line above his head which was impossible to hide. No one else seemed to mind but this difference made him feel sad and confused. He didn’t know he had a special purpose, all he could see was that no matter how hard he tried…he didn’t fit in.
This quirky little story for children, by these New York Times bestselling authors brings punctuation marks to life.
Personified as children, the characters say things that kids will identify with like, What’s your favourite ice cream? You’re it! and This is fun!
Set on a sheet of writing paper, this clever little story with simple illustrations gets its point across quickly.
When a Question Mark arrives one day, the Exclamation Mark is suddenly bombarded with questions. Do you like frogs? When’s your birthday? What’s your favourite movie? Why do you look so surprised?
Pushed into question overload, the Exclamation Mark explodes…. STOP!
To his surprise the exclamation feels great!
Starting small, he begins to practice making bigger and bigger exclamations! The words burst with colour as his excitement grows.
Delighted, he shares his new found talent with his friends. His held high he goes off to ‘make his mark’.
Kids who are not from an America culture may need a few terms explained like the word ‘Period’ to describe a Full Stop and ‘Grade’ as a school year level.
This is a book which may be enjoyed more if presented in a purposeful way rather than just read as a story.
A friendly little book encourages children’s literacy and self discovery.Buy – Exclamation Mark