Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Exclamation Mark

By Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2013, Ages 6-8

It is about an exclamation mark (punctuation) not fitting in with other marks. The exclamation mark realizes the difference in standing out and would like to be among what is considered normal.

The author is showing the difference in punctuation and how to use it in sentences. The author is vivid when the word STOP! is used by an exclamation mark from a question mark on the previous page asking too many questions.

The illustrations were boring and could have used color for the punctuation marks to show how each vary. The lined paper was nice to show the style for punctuation marks to be used.

I would recommend this book to other kids for an introduction or preview to a lesson. This book would work for kids that are beginning to write sentences and need help for how to end it. Although, there should be a title on the cover of the book as a reinforcer.

--review by A. W.

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