by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
and Tom Lichtenheld
Exclamation Mark knew from the beginning he was different from the Periods. He tried very hard to act like them, but no matter what, he always stood up. And that of course made him feel worse. But one day he met the talkative Question Mark. He asked so many questions Exclamation Mark felt dizzy. And he needed to SHOUT! At this moment it was clear to him all the potential he had inside. So many "Happy birthday!", "Congratulations!" and "Way to go!" have been trapped in his throat for so long. It felt good to be himself!
! is a funny story about how everyone is different and with different talents, and the importance of knowing ourselves and respect others.
Age range: 4 to 6 years old.
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