Amy Says Read This

Seriously, you should totally read this.

Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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Rosenthal, A. K, & Lichtenheld, T. (ill.) (2013). Exclamation Mark. New York: Scholastic Press. ISBN: 9780545436793

Annotation: Exclamation Mark didn’t fit in with any of his friends. He tried everything, but he always stood out, and then the day came when he learned to embrace his differences.

Reaction: Omg, this book is so adorable, and if I thought my four year olds in storytime understood what punctuation was, I would totally use it in storytime over and over. As it is, I want to read it over and over, and I think it could probably be a good book to help introduce kids to punctuation and the different purposes of a period versus an exclamation point. I love the simple illustrations on what looks like lined writing practice paper. This is a simple sweet story that is original and totally delightful.

(And, here, have a video from the publisher!)

Media Used: Ink and “other exciting materials”

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