Illustrated by :Roman Muradov
Audience:Children: Age (years) 7, Grade (US) 2
Dimensions:8.25in x 6.44 x 0.53 in | 0.69 lb
Page Count:72 pages
Illustrations:TWO-COLOR SPOT ART
INTRODUCTION TO PUNCTUATION: This lively and accessible introduction to periods, question marks, quotation marks, exclamation marks, commas and apostrophes will invigorate young readers’ interest in language and serve as a fun refresher for older readers!
BACK MATTER: An afterword at the end of the book, written in the same vein as the text, recaps what each punctuation mark is used for and introduces readers to even more punctuation marks (parenthesis, dash, ellipsis, semicolon and colon).
TIMELY CONTENT: Our world is more divided than ever, and Babble! gives young readers tools to comprehend heated conversations and convey their opinions in nonconfrontational ways.
DELIGHTFUL STORYTELLING: Caroline Adderson is an accomplished author who expertly conveys educational content with a witty and offbeat charm.
DYNAMIC ART/ARTIST: Roman Muradov’s expressive, stylized art has earned him a devoted audience (almost 50K followers Instagram) and an impressive client list, and his drawings here exude an energy and humor that will captivate readers.
GIFT BOOK: The simultaneous accessibility and sophistication of this humorous parable combined with its smallish trim and striking package makes for a great gift for language lovers of any age and for occasions such as back to school, teacher gifts and graduation.
“[W]ill make children laugh and learn in equal measure.” —School Library Journal
“[R]eaders…will come away with a new appreciation for the value of these inconspicuous dots and squiggles.” —Booklist
“[A] charming little book…. Babble! is a delightful parable that will instruct and entertain both young and old alike.” —The Dispatch
“One of the most inventive illustrated children’s books…. [R]eaders leave the book with a healthy respect for words and the tools they need to do their job. Babble!’s subtle mix of practical knowledge and poetic fancy will send readers back to the book many times.” —Imaginary Elevators