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Exclamation Mark

By Amy Krouse Rosenthal   Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545436793 Hardcover
56 Pages | 7.33" x 11.25" | Ages 4 to 8

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.

Raves & 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 picture book 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