The Day Punctuation Came to Town (Language is Fun! #2) (Hardcover)

By Kimberlee Gard, Sandie Sonke (Illustrator)

Familius, 9781641701457, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2019

List Price: 16.99*
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There's a new family in town: the Punctuations! When Exclamation Point, Question Mark, Period, and Comma join the letters at school, they form words like Wow! and Why? and Yes. But Comma isn't sure where he belongs. He just seems to get in the way. Is he really important?

Kids, parents, and teachers will enjoy this latest installment in the Language Is Fun series. With colorful illustration and clever wordplay, The Day Punctuation Came to Town is a wonderful introduction to punctuation and the important role it plays in language. 

About the Author

Kimberlee Gard spent most of her childhood running from books instead of reading them. A learning disorder held her back until she was taught the tools to overcome her dyslexia. This sparked Kimberlee’s aspiration to write books for children that would bring about the same love of reading she eventually found and encourage even the most reluctant and struggling reader. Kimberlee lives on a small farm in Colorado with her husband, sons, and a gaggling group of barnyard friends.

Sandie is an illustrator living in Rancho Cucamonga, California. She graduated with a BA in Studio Art from Cal State University–Fullerton in 2010. Wearer of many hats, Sandie is a freelance illustrator, wife, and mom to two inspirational souls. When she is not drawing, you can find her playing Legos with her kids or sipping coffee with her husband.

Praise For The Day Punctuation Came to Town (Language is Fun! #2)

"Could serve as an introductory look at punctuation in settings where the detailed, humorous illustrations can be seen up close.Lighthearted, cursory look at the symbols needed to make sense of English writing."
- Kirkus Reviews

"Gard and Sonke deliver a punctuation primer disguised by an upbeat story and plentiful wordplay."
-Publishers Weekly

This easily-relatable book makes learning not only fun, but memorable"
- Midwest Book Review