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The Case of the Incapacitated Capitals

Robin Pulver, Lynn Rowe Reed (Illustrator)


List Price: 7.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (7/1/2012)


The capital letters in Mr. Wright's classroom require immediate medical attention! They are suffering from severe neglect. Mr. Wright's students have completely forgotten about them—and about Teacher Appreciation Day. Luckily an EMS team is on the way for this grammar emergency in the latest addtition to Robin Pulver and Lynn Rowe Reed's langauge arts library. Filled with bold, bright illustrations, this book is a fun and unforgettable introduction to capital letters.

Praise For The Case of the Incapacitated Capitals

* "In the funniest picture book yet from Pulver and Reed’s Language Arts Library series, the students are well meaning, easily distracted, and not without cunning. Childlike acrylic paintings combine with digital elements to make the artwork vivid and colorful. From the conversations between uppercase and lowercase letters to the comedy within class discussions, it’s hard to read the story aloud without laughing, and the humor makes the lesson more likely to stick. A madcap grammar book for kids to enjoy."—Booklist, Starred Review
"Childlike acrylic illustrations, with eyeballs on each letter (which resemble the magnetic ones kids stick onto refrigerators), keep the tone light and airy, and an informative author’s note about why capital letters are also called uppercase letters will certainly be a surprise to the average elementary school student. A capital idea!"—The Horn Book
"A fascinating note caps things off by explaining how capital and small letters got the monikers uppercase and lowercase. Reed’s acrylic-and-digital artwork sports her now-trademark style, childlike figures surrounded by doctored plastic fridge magnets. . . . a pretty painless way to teach capitalization and letter writing."—Kirkus Reviews

Holiday House, 9780823429141, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2013

About the Author

Robin Pulver is a popular picture book author whose website is She lives in upstate New York.

Lynn Rowe Reed writes and illustrates picture books and lives in Indiana. You can visit her website at