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Exclamation Mark

Exclamation Mark

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
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.
An exciting tale of self-discovery, this is the story about the exclamation mark. It's about fitting in and standing out, and with the help of others, finding your way. We all have an inner exclamation mark- the question is how to find it!
5, 6, 7, 8
Interest Level
Grades K - 3
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
Advice and Self-Help

About the Author and Illustrator

Amy Krouse Rosenthal Amy Krouse Rosenthal is the author of the memoir "Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life" and the children's books "Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons", illustrated by Jane Dyer; "One of Those Days", illustrated by Rebecca Doughty; and "Little Pea", illustrated by Jen Corace.
Tom Lichtenheld Tom Lichtenheld illustrated the children's book Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, written by Sherri Duskey Rinker, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller. He lives in Chicago. Find out more at

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