Exclamation Mark

1 CD. 4 min. Weston Woods. 2014. $12.95. ISBN 9780545661157.
RedReviewStarK-Gr 2—When an exclamation mark desperately tries to fit in with a group of periods, he tries many ways to rid himself of his extension line, but he just can't seem to shake it. Disillusioned, he decides to run away, but not before he is barraged with a series of questions by a very curious question mark. When he can take no more, the exclamation point screams "STOP!" and ultimately finds his identity. Rosenthal's tongue-in-cheek text will entertain children while teaching them punctuation. The story is narrated by Priscilla Holbrook, Emily Eiden, and MacLeod Andrews, whose voices perfectly compliment the text, while upbeat background music plays throughout. It includes two read-along versions, one with sound effects for page turns and one without. This is definitely a title to be excited about and worthy of several exclamation marks!!!! Recommended for all library collections.—Amy Joslyn, Fairport Public Library, NY

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