Punctuation Celebration (Paperback)

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Can learning about punctuation really be fun? You bet--in Elsa Knight Bruno's Punctuation Celebration, featuring illlustrations by Jenny Whitehead

Punctuation marks come alive in this clever picture book featuring fourteen playful poems. Periods stop sentences in a baker's shop, commas help a train slow down, quotation marks tell people what to do, and colons stubbornly introduce lists. This appealing primer is a surefire way to make punctuation both accessible and fun for kids.

About the Author

ELSA KNIGHT BRUNO taught kindergarten for twenty-nine years. She has published fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in many children’s magazines. Punctuation Celebration is her first picture book. She lives in Sylvania, Ohio.

Jenny Whitehead is the author-illustrator of Lunch Box Mail and other poems, which was named a CBC Children's Choice and a Bank Street College of Education Best Book. Jenny lives with her husband and two daughters in Kansas City, Missouri.

Praise For…

“Here's a poetic way to learn punctuation--14 rhyming poems, with illustrated examples of hyphens, colons and other acrobatic punctuation at work. It's playfully instructive.” —USA Today

“Teachers presenting punctuation will be glad to have such a lighthearted interpretation of the topic to share with their classes.” —Booklist

“For those looking for a quick punctuation review in a fresh style, this will do nicely.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Bruno's writing is clear and lively throughout. . . . Bright collages of children of various ethnicities engaged in diverse activities complement the text. . . . Bruno's comprehensive approach to the topic offers good value to smaller collections.” —School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250003355
ISBN-10: 1250003350
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: July 3rd, 2012
Pages: 32
Language: English