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 Bunch of punctuation

 Publisher:  WordSong (2018)

 Dewey: 811
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 31 p., col. ill., 25 cm

 BTSB No: 171660 ISBN: 9781590789940
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Children's poetry
 Punctuation

Price: $21.44

Summary:
Poems written from the points of view of personality-filled punctuation marks.

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Hopkins, Lee Bennett
 Illustrator: Bloch, Serge

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (06/15/18)
   School Library Journal (10/01/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/2018 Gr 2–5—In this slight but lively volume, Hopkins showcases poems about punctuation. From commas to periods and every dash in between, kids' favorite marks are sure to find the spotlight at least once. "A Punctuation Tale" begins the adventure with a grammar introduction, leading into a solo poem for each mark, and capped with a punctuation-inspired poetry challenge. The poems do not adhere to any one particular structure, instead showcasing a variety of styles that seem best suited to their corresponding subject. Bloch's illustrations combine airy line drawings atop flat washes of color with the bold the punctuation marks. Most often the illustrations aid in illuminating meaning, though the duo with quotation-mark eyes may be a trifle unsettling or distracting. Perhaps not every poem works as well as it could, but as a whole this collection has great potential as a teaching tool. VERDICT Educators and libraries looking to provide grammar resources a bit lighter than the average textbook will find this a useful and enjoyable addition to their collection.—Taylor Worley, Springfield Public Library, OR - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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