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A couple of months ago I reviewed Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld. (See that post here) Today I will be reviewing an earlier, and lesser known tale of punctuation, Greedy Apostrophe: A Cautionary Tale by Jan Carr.
I must say it is difficult to read this and not compare it to the short, sweet, cheery Exclamation Mark. Greedy Apostrophe has a different style...it is clearly more "educational" as opposed to the easy story you sink into with Exclamation Mark. Greedy Apostrophe does have a "bad guy" though, which is always fun! And I love that the title character can still be found misbehaving! (Who among us doesn't cringe at those horrible grammar guffaws posted on Facebook and parodied on Pinterest??!) I believe Greedy Apostrophe would be a fantastic addition to a classroom library, as it makes the rules of the apostrophe more clear...and a bit more fun! You must fight the urge to compare it with Exclamation Mark! It is a different kind of book altogether, and is good in its own right.
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