Product Details
List Price:
$17.95
Ages:
7 to 99
Grades:
2
Pages:
32
Trim Size:
7.5" x 9.75"
Published:
08/2018
Imprint:
Wordsong
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-994-0
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Lexile Level:
790L

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About the Book

Overview

Selected by noted anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins, this collection of all-new poems is written from the points of view of personality-filled punctuation marks, and is a memorable introduction to grammar.

In this land of punctuation, the exclamation mark is a superhero who tells a story chock-full of bops and bams, the comma lets you pause to enjoy the weather, and the period is where you must come to a full stop—or else the Grammar Police will get you. With humor and imagination, A Bunch of Punctuation makes it easy to remember the jobs of the various punctuation marks. Award-winning poet and anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins takes a universal topic and makes it accessible, fun, and inviting for kids. This lively collection of poems by well-known poets, accompanied by inventive artwork by illustrator Serge Bloch, is a unique and inviting explanation of the rules for each of the punctuation marks.

Reviews

“A collection of peppy poems and clever pictures explains different forms of punctuation. ‘A Punctuation Tale’ kicks off the proceedings with a punny description of a day full of punctuation…(and) ‘Question Marks’ is particularly delightful. The 12 poets included work with a variety of devices and styles for an always-fresh feel. Bloch's illustrations are delightfully surprising, both illustrating each poem's key points and playfully riffing on the punctuation itself. Both playful and enlightening, period.” - Kirkus Reviews  

Meet the Author

Lee Bennett Hopkins

Lee Bennett Hopkins is a poet and anthologist who has been honored with the Christopher Award, the Regina Medal, inclusion in the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, the University of Southern Mississippi's Medallion for "lasting contributions to children's literature," and the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children.

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Meet the Illustrator

Serge Bloch

Serge Bloch was born in Colmar, France. He has illustrated numerous books for children, including The Underwear Salesman: And Other Jobs for Better or Verse; My Snake Blake, and I Scream Ice Cream, and has won several international prizes and Gold Medals for his work. He has also entered the fine art world with shows in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Seoul, and Berlin, and more.

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