What happens when an exuberant exclamation point keeps taking over a story? Things get pretty interesting...
I am beyond excited to announce a new children's picture book coming next spring, Pling's Party. Pling is an exclamation point--he adds excitement to stories. He has one rule to follow: he can only appear twice in the story. As the tale of three goats unfolds, Pling has trouble staying out of the story until he's needed. Things get a bit out of hand and hilarity ensues.
In this book, children will learn to identify exclamation points in text as well as observe how an exclamation point makes sentences more exciting. They can practice reading with emphasis and discuss the difference with how a sentence is read with a period versus an exclamation point.
Pling's Party is the first book in a series of punctuation stories.
I am thrilled to share that the illustrator for this book is the very talented Sharon Lane Holm, illustrator of over thirty children's books. She's done a brilliant job creating her vision of Pling and making him come alive. Plus, I just love those goats! Be sure to follow her on Facebook to keep up with her amazing work.
Arielle Haughee (Hoy) is an award-winning author, writing coach, publishing consultant, and contest judge. She is also the author of the 5 Star rated picture book Grumbler. Click here to get a signed copy of Grumbler!