EXCLAMATION MARK by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. 2013
Look beyond the minimalist book cover to Tom Lichtenheld's brilliant chacterization of the exclamation mark, all illustrated on elementary school penmanship paper. With the help of question mark (also very noticeable on the page) and clever dialogue, exclamation mark finds purpose on the page and joins in the conversation. Educators will enjoy reading this story aloud and spinning off into a mini-lesson on punctuation.
Lynette Suckow, Peter White Public Library, Marquette, MI