Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Children's Book Review - Exclamation Mark, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Tom Lichtenheld (Ill.)


Exclamation Mark


Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Tom Lichtenheld (Ill.)

Category: Children’s Picture Book

Synopsis: Exclamation Mark doesn’t seem to fit in—until he finds out what he’s capable of.

Rating: *** (3-star scale)

If they had books like this when I was a child, I sure didn’t know it. I can’t get enough of them now.

Did you ever feel like you didn’t fit in? Like you had nothing to offer because you weren’t like everyone else? That’s how little Exclamation Mark felt. In a world full of Periods, Exclamation Mark was too tall, too different. But then one day Question Mark shows up doing what he does best (asks incessant questions, of course) and Exclamation Mark stumbles upon what he was born to do—exclaim!

I love this book. I love its message to young readers and old readers alike. Everyone needs to be reminded from time to time that if they keep looking, they’ll find what they’re meant to do. And they’ll be good at it. 

Would you recommend this to a friend?
Yes. Little and big, alike.

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