Alfie the Apostrophe is nervous. Can he make it into the punctuation-mark talent show? There’s plenty of competition. Question marks tell riddles;. written by Moira Rose Donohue illustrated by JoAnn Adinolfi. It’s time for tryouts for the punctuation talent show, and little Alfie the Apostrophe doesn’t think he. Alfie the Apostrophe is eating dinner the evening before the punctuation talent show and he is not a happy punctuation mark. How can he compete with the.

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This is an entertaining book that uses legitimate information about what an apostrophe is along with other types of punctuation. I especially like the line regarding the Apostrophe’s stage fright: But mostly I write nonfiction for children.


The Best Books of This book is a must have for classrooms. This book was a great way to help children explore the apoatrophe types of punctuation. He is having a hard time with one of his tricks. This book is a wonderful teaching tool to teach about the job of apostrophes and other punctuation marks.

ALFIE THE APOSTROPHE by Moira Rose Donohue , JoAnn Adinolfi | Kirkus Reviews

I would use this for 1st-3rd grade. This book is good to aid a teacher in a lesson about apostrophes and punctuation. Feb 04, Satin rated it really liked it Shelves: Alfie the Apostrophe th nervous.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Nov 15, Beckie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I also liked how the author included all the other language arts expressions. While suitable for the primary grades in terms of vocabulary and comprehension, the content also addresses some more complicated language conventions concepts, which would be of value to the upper elementary grades as well.

I love old movies, tap dancing, dogs, opera and hockey. The kids seemed to enjoyed this book a lot. Books by Moira Rose Donohue. Students xpostrophe then perform their revised punctuation acts to their fellow classmates.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. I used this book on a lesson about contractions. Apr 16, Murlene rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s time for the annual punctuation talent show, and Alfie the Apostrophe is feeling anything but exclamatory, and actually quite questionable about whether or not he can pull off his act, which he’s convinced won’t even begin to compare to the exclamation point cheerleaders apostophe the question mark pun stars.

Alfie the Apostrophe — a cute kids book for teaching punctuation

I adore this book and look forward to Donohue’s new book that will be out next year, about Penny and punctuation! There’s plenty of competition, but it looks as if the director, Bud Asterisk, has mistaken Alfie for a comma.


What’s Older Than a Apostrophhe Tortoise? This is a delightful short story that is sure to help any child enjoy learning about English. I hope you’ll visit me at www. I enjoyed reading this funny book about apostrophes. Good book for learning about punctuations especially apostrohes.

Furthermore, I would certainly deem Alfie the Apostrophe to be a teachable book. Alfie steals the show with his magic tricks- making contractions and possessives. I now live in northern VA and spend my winters in St.

No trivia or quizzes yet. In the end, readers are left applauding for Alfie’s audacity and astounded at all thd have indirectly learned about the various roles of punctuation marks, from hyphens to periods. Sep 15, Caroline Petty rated it really liked it Shelves: Lucy and the Bully Claire Alexander. Mar 19, Kathy Erskine rated it it was amazing.

This is a cute book about a talent show with punctuation. For example, the book demonstrates both ways in which apostrophes apoxtrophe utilized, to show possession and to compose contractions.