Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks. ~ Dr. Seuss

Exclamation Mark

line Exclamation Mark
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Author), Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator)

Identity Crisis!

Exclamation Mark is not like everyone else. He “stood out” from the very beginning. He tried to “fit” in but the only time he was the “same” was when he was sleeping!


Exclamation Mark Being Different

Exclamation Mark is very sad and wanted to run away!

Exclamation Mark Run away

Then one day someone “unexpected” came along. “Who are you?” asks the jolly, happy and snappy new friend. In fact, our peppy new friend asks 17 questions ALL in one breath. It’s all too much for poor Exclamation Mark. “STOP!” exclaims Exclamation Mark.

Exclamatin mark STOP

And that’s it! Exclamation Mark realizes and “finds” his true identity! And now there is no stopping him!

Amy and Tom do it again! This wonderful tongue in cheek humorous story is a story that we can all relate to. Young and old will identify themselves with Exclamation Mark’s identity crisis situation. But the happy ending of how a “friend” helps you discover who you really are is brilliant and so tastefully done.

Find it here: Library, Amazon, Better World Books


  1. Happy Easter!
    visit and follow from Friday blog hop.
    Would be nice if you can visit and link up at my blog.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. This book looks great. I am definitely adding it to our library list as it is also from one of our favorite authors.

  3. Was that the complete story? Even short it is cute and very funny. How imaginative.

    Don’t you ever look at these kinds of books, the ones that look so easy to write and illustrate, and wonder, “Why didn’t I think of that?” This is one of those books for me – BUT – I know the idea would not have come.

    I think this book borders on genius. Such a simple idea taken to such hilarious heights and teaching, too. Okay, I’ll stop gushing. Just love this!

    ‘maybe a follow-up about the semi-colon’

    Very nice review on a wonderfully imaginative and beautifully illustrated book. I gotta have it. Going to Amazon right now!

    • reshamad

      You said it Sue! It truly is genius.. and yes, the genius is many times in the simplest of things! We loved this book too Thanks for stopping by dear.

  4. Kalley C

    This is a cute book! I need to add this to my library (for personal use and for my kids). Thanks for sharing this. (Dropping by from Friendship Friday).

    • reshamad

      I highly recommend it Kalley, its a lovely book to read to little ones! Thanks for stopping by.


Leave a Reply