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If You Were a Question Mark
     

If You Were a Question Mark

by Shelly Lyons, Sara Gray (Illustrator)
 

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If you were a question mark, you would wonder many things. Did someone steal Sophie’s cupcake? When? Who saw the thief? What else could you do if you were a question mark?

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If you were a question mark, you would wonder many things. Did someone steal Sophie’s cupcake? When? Who saw the thief? What else could you do if you were a question mark?

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Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
With the mystery of Sophie's missing strawberry cupcake as a secondary storyline, the main topic of this book is the use and purpose of the question mark. The mystery sparks a lot of questions, which provide examples of using question marks as inquiries are made by the detective that is trying to solve the mystery. The grammar lesson passages describe how a question mark should be used; this text is located in the top-left portion of the page. Some children who read the book may need an explanation about the book's two concurrent storylines (i.e., the grammar lesson and the mystery). At the back of the book, Lyons provides a summary of the usage of the question mark. The activity for the question mark is the popular game "20 Questions," which provides verbal practice in asking questions and receiving yes/no answers. To learn more about punctuation, readers may appreciate a list of books including the other titles in the "Word Fun: Punctuation" series. The format and presentation of the information is similar that in other books from the series. Through the publisher's FactHound web site, readers can explore some punctuation websites. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404853249
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Series:
Word Fun Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
307,396
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Sara Gray graduated with a BFA in illustration and design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for Picture Window Books, Mpls/St. Paul Magazine, and Minnesota Parent Magazine. The Word Fun series that Sara worked on with Picture Window Books won the AEP Distinguished Achievement Award and the American Graphic Design Award. Sara currently works at Manhattan Toy Company as a product designer for Manhattan Toy's doll, plush, and puppet lines. Her illustrations also appear on Manhattan Toy's packaging for their Cirque du Soleil product line.

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