Written by Ellie Sipila; illustrated by Christina Brown
Who Mark-Napped Comma?
One afternoon all the punctuation was out in the yard punctuating things (as punctuation will) when suddenly, Comma was Mark-Napped! Now it is up to you, dear reader, to join the detective, interrogate the suspects, and figure out which other mark may have had the ability, motivation, and desire to bump Comma and do his job....all before final period.
"Mark-Napped! is a treasure--a book about punctuation and sentence structure that's not just fun, but utterly delightful. Snappy writing, information-packed, and with a plot that kids will actually want to read! There's nothing else out there like Mark-NApped!"
~ Dora Mitchell, author of The Haunted Serpent and children's librarian.
This fun and educational 64-page illustrated book is designed to help middle-school aged readers learn the functions of common punctuation used in North American English. Each character is given a personality based on its uses and readers are asked to interrogate the marks and learn their uses before deciding which of the marks may have slipped into the sentence where they shouldn't have.
Who knew punctuation could be so much fun? Ellie Spilia--obviously! Young readers will laugh their way through Sipila’s hilarious Mark-Napped!, maybe not even realize they're learning!
~ Susan Hughes, author of What Happens Next and Walking the City with Jane: A Story of Jane Jacobs plus many, many more
Mark-Napped! releases from Pelican Publishing Company on February 15th, 2019. It is available for pre-order NOW!