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THE PERFECT POP-UP PUNCTUATION BOOK by Kate Petty

THE PERFECT POP-UP PUNCTUATION BOOK

By Kate Petty (Author) , Jennie Maizels (Illustrator)

Age Range: 6 - 10

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-525-47772-1
Publisher: Dutton

This unusual approach to explaining punctuation uses pop-up scenes, flaps, tabs and other features of paper engineering to bring some pizzazz to an often dull subject. Each spread features a different group of amusing animals or cheerful children to explain several punctuation marks and their functions, usually by lifting a flap to read the explanation underneath. Pulling tabs marked with arrows can slide commas into place, create contractions or combine two sentences into one. A final pop-up page full of pigs and wolves shows a long, complex sentence that includes every sort of punctuation all at once. The fragile nature of this format limits the use of the volume, but elementary school teachers may find this a useful teaching tool. Young writers and collectors of pop-up volumes will also be intrigued. (Nonfiction pop-up. 6-10)