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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Exclamation Mark

I love witticism. I am never quite fast enough to speak anything witty. Sometimes I do not even understand someone else's witticism until far after I have heard the words. Still, I value it in sound, word, and image.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal's newest book (along with illustrator Tom Lichtenheld) is Exclamation Mark, and it is so witty. The basic - but expressive - illustrations are done on that blue-lined writing paper I used in kindergarten, adding to the creativity. Exclamation Mark tried to fit in all sorts of places, but it just never worked. Period. Eventually, he meets an interesting figure who speaks incessantly:
Do you like frogs?
When's your birthday?
Know any good jokes?
Do you wanna race to the corner?
Is there an echo in here?
Is there an echo in here?
What's your favorite movie?
Do you know what makes gravity?
Why do you look so surprised?
Am I boring you?
Question Mark, of course, has much to say. Exclamation Mark just wants to discover how best to use his talents! Share this book with young readers for a boost of punctuation enthusiasm.


  1. Oh! How much do I love this? I am a big fan of Mr. Mark. Thanks, Jewel, another book for me to request.

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