Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse RosenthalExclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Exclamation Mark

byAmy Krouse RosenthalIllustratorTom Lichtenheld

Hardcover | March 1, 2013

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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.

AMY KROUSE ROSENTHAL and TOM LICHTENHELD are the creators of many books for children. Their hugely popular Duck! Rabbit! was named one of the best books of the year by Time Magazine and Publishers Weekly. Amy is the author of Plant a Kiss, a New York Times bestseller, illustrated by Peter Reynolds. Tom's Goodnight, Goodnight, Construct...
Title:Exclamation MarkFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:56 pages, 11.3 × 7.26 × 0.42 inShipping dimensions:11.3 × 7.26 × 0.42 inPublished:March 1, 2013Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545436796

ISBN - 13:9780545436793

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Tom Lichtenheld (Goodreads Author)(Illustrations) This is a cute and simple book that all ages will love. My not-yet reader liked looking at the story by herself and understanding it through the pictures before I read it. We talked about why the exclamation mark might feel sad being different (shown in facial expressions on the dot at the bottom) from the periods. He tries to fit in and eventually realizes his unique potential. My older kids really like it and got the humor. "That book is really funny!" said the 9-year-old.
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Mentor Text Exclamation Mark is a great mentor text to use to help teach the writing trait of conventions (e.g. punctuation, etc.). It also can be used as a Social Emotional Learning story to help children realize their importance and what they can bring to the world. A lovely story.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from be who you are Exclamation mark isn't happy being who he is, until he learns about the power of what he can do. This is a make-you-smile kind of book. It's a book that encourages as it entertains. Lovely.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get it! Exclamation Mark is a sweet picture book about a punctuation symbol that cannot find his place in the grammar world. No matter what he does or where he goes he feels he is a misfit. He bends and contorts and tries to blend in like everyone else but to no avail. He is just too different from the others around him, causing him great anxiety, confusion and stress. Why? Why can't he be like everyone else and have purpose and meaning in his life? He befriends the Question Mark who can only (you guessed it) ask questions. Finally getting overwhelmed by the constant barrage of rapid-fired questions he yells, "Stop!" With that one word his whole world comes into focus and he discovers why he is created and why he is important to the word world around him. His difference offers Exclamation Mark the potential to be exciting, wonderful, and expressive. "He broke free from his life sentence." Question Mark found his voice because the world IS full of bold statements and exclamations! This clever, humorous book teaches you to like yourself, be yourself and be proud of who you are. This splendid and important metaphor is for anyone who feels they don't fit in. No matter who you are, what you do, or where you go ....you are important and you belong. Go shout it from the rooftops...... "I am me! I am significant! Period!"
Date published: 2014-10-24

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Exclamation Mark*"Punctuation with pizzazz . . . Funny and spirited (and secretly educational, but nobody will notice)." -Kirkus, starred review*"With the celebrating-your-strengths angle, fun grammar lesson, and many classroom tie-in possibilities, this picturebook deserves a !!!" -Booklist, starred review*"A perfect pairing of clever design and tongue-in-cheek humor . . . This one is a must-have!!!" -School Library Journal, starred review"Rosenthal and Lichtenheld (the team behind Duck! Rabbit! and other titles) give punctuation personalities in this witty calligraphic jaunt . . . cleverly rais[ing] awareness of the ways punctuation conveys mood." -Publishers Weekly