Penny and the Punctuation Bee (Paperback)

By Moira Rose Donohue, Jenny Law (Illustrator)

Albert Whitman & Company, 9780807564783, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2010



Elsie, and exclamation point, announces loudly that she's sure she'll win the school Punctuation Bee. After all, an exclamation point has won the last three years. But Penny, a period, and her friend, Quentin, a question mark, decide to practice and practice. More than anything, Penny wants to beat Elsie, who brags way too much

The bee begins and one by one, the punctuation marks drop out. Finally, as the loudspeaker announces the end of the school day, only Quentin, Penny, and Elsie remain. It looks like a three-way tie. Then Quentin asks an important question that saves the day-for Penny

Moira Donohue, author of Alfie the Apostrophe, again makes punctuation fun in this up-close look at the important mark that stops everything-the period. Jenny Law's lively illustrations add just the right touch.