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Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
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Exclamation Mark

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Other authors: Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator)

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Living among lots of periods, the exclamation mark never seems to fit in anywhere. But one day, he meets a question mark who causes him to start thinking about who he really is.

This is a hilarious book that helps to reinforce punctuation marks and their functions. For that reason, it is best suited to elementary school-age children. It contains lots of puns and wordplays, as well as some interesting vocabulary words (e.g., flummoxed). This is the kind of book that proves that academics can be fun in the right hands. I highly recommend this title for share when you want kids (and adults) to chuckle. ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Apr 24, 2018 |
This book is a great way to teach young children about the use and power an exclamation point can have. The story starts explaining how this one particular mark did not fit in with all the other marks no matter what shape it would try to conform to. One day a question mark appeared and asked so many questions that the exclamation point screamed and that is when the exclamation point realized its true power. He realized he was different because he could be louder and empathize sentences and words with passion. This book can also be used as an example for children. Just because you are different from everyone else, it doesn't mean you don't belong, You just have to find your power! ( )
  Rvalencia | Feb 15, 2018 |
Exclamation Mark is having a tough time. He's uncomfortable with himself because he stands out amongst his companions, no matter how hard he tries to fit in. But one day, Question Mark comes along, unique like him. He starts asking so many questions that eventually Exclamation Mark does the thing he was made for -- exclaiming. Surprised at discovering his hidden talent, he exclaims more and more. He goes to show his friends, and he is celebrated for his difference.
  ZajiCox | Jun 10, 2017 |
This book follows an exclamation mark and a question mark meeting each other.
  HaleyCarlson | May 12, 2017 |
Even though this is a book about an exclamation point, it is also a book about identity and purpose and trying to find out what those are and what they mean. This book shows us an exclamation mark that didn't know how he fit in, he wasn't like the periods. One day he met a question mark, and he got so frustrated he yelled. It wasn't anything he knew he could do until he was in the right situation and he tried something new. Something really interesting about this book is the backdrop. Instead of the typical white background, the background has lines for printing. This book talks about big topics as well as explains what different types of punctuation. Genre - Picture Book.
  nicoleconduff | Mar 19, 2017 |
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Lichtenheld, TomIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0545436796, Hardcover)

From the bestselling creators of Duck! Rabbit!, an exciting tale of self-discovery!

He stood out here.

He stood out there.

He tried everything to be more like them.

It's not easy being seen. Especially when you're NOT like everyone else. Especially when what sets you apart is YOU.

Sometimes we squish ourselves to fit in. We shrink. Twist. Bend. Until -- ! -- a friend shows the way to endless possibilities.

In this bold and highly visual book, an emphatic but misplaced exclamation point learns that being different can be very exciting! Period.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:24:13 -0400)

A punctuation mark feels bad that he doesn't fit in with the others until a friend reveals the possibilities that exist when differences are accepted.

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