Exclamation Mark

Exclamation Mark


Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal | Illustrator: Tom Lichtenheld | Hardcover

From the bestselling creators of Duck! Rabbit!, an exciting tale of self-discovery!
A perfect gift for graduation!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.


**Dimpna's Staff Pick**

How can you miss that bright yellow cover on a bookshelf?! I immediately picked it up and was delighted to find a very clever story about an "exclamation mark" who was trying so hard to fit in with his fellow peers, "The Periods." He tries all sorts of positions but sadly it doesn't work. Then someone unexpected arrives, pummeling hi with all sorts of questions until Exclamation Mark screams 'STOP!!!" and that's when he realizes his true identity and talent.

"Finally, the protagonist has "(broken) free from a life sentence." In the end, Exclamation Mark learns it's okay to be different from the rest. I read this book to a group of third graders who were so engaged and giggled throughout. This is a GREAT read-aloud book and a must-have for the classroom.