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Exclamation Mark

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

Published by Scholastic Press, 2013
48 pages
ISBN: 978𢠧45-436793

Ages 7-10

A playful picture book looks at punctuation and difference and finding joy in being one抯 self. Really! An exclamation mark hates standing out among all the periods. No matter how hard he tries to fit in, he can抰. Then he meets someone who can抰 stop asking him questions. 揥hat抯 your favorite ice cream? When抯 your birthday? Know any good jokes? And on and on, until 揝top! He didn抰 know he could speak with such force! He experiments. 揌i! ... Howdy! ... Wow! ... he discovered a world of endless possibilities. His new friend is impressed. 揑sn抰 he something? To which his old friends respond, 揟here was never any question in our minds. Amy Krouse Rosenthal抯 clever narrative is given perfect visual treatment by Tom Lichtenheld. The pages of the book appear to be children抯 blue-lined handwriting paper梩he perfect tableau for the simple, expressive black-ink renderings of the characters.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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