Exclamation Mark

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Exclamation Mark
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1+
Release Date
March 01, 2013
ISBN
0545436796
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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.

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This clever book explores what it means to be different from those around you and to have a unique talent that you haven't yet discovered. It also cleverly teaches the difference between a period, a question mark, and an exclamation mark. Young readers will be fascinated by the exclamation mark's attempts to fit in and to look just like everyone around him, and then by his realization that he has something special inside of him that makes being different from the others absolutely perfect.

The only thing I wasn't a fan of in this book are the illustrations. There's very little color, and my toddler wasn't as captivated by the pages the way she usually is.

EXCLAMATION MARK is a clever, inspiring book with simple illustrations that sends a valuable message to young readers.
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A great lesson hidden on these pages
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Believe me when I tell you how amazing this simple picture book is! I LOVE books that have hidden meanings, especially for younger readers. Exclamation Mark is one of those books. I found this on an Amazon Children's Book List. I thought it looked cute-- I did not read the summary-- and requested a copy from the library. As I sat down to read it with my young son, I knew it was going to be great. Most of the pages have simple illustrations and very few words... but there was something about the story being told that made me smile. Exclamation Mark feels like he doesn't fit it. He's different. He doesn't look like the others, and he desperately wants to. He does everything he can think of the be more like the periods, but nothing sticks. But then he learns an amazing truth about himself--being different can be pretty spectacular. I loved how quickly Exclamation Mark came to realize that he was unique and amazing on his own. I also liked how the periods confirmed this. What a great message! My young son "got it" and made great observations about how being different is wonderful. I highly recommend this one for young and old alike. There is something for every reader on these pages.
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