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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Alfie the Apostrophe

Alfie steals the show with his magic tricks- making contractions and possessives. Return to Book Page. Nov 21, Katie Hibbard rated it really liked it.

This is a cute book about a talent show with punctuation. Towards the end of the book, it incorporates the other punctuation marks and briefly touches on how and when they’re used.

This apotsrophe guide students have a better understanding of when to use the appropriate punctuation! Sep 13, Shira Burns rated it really liked it Shelves: There’s plenty of competition, but it looks as if the director, Bud Asterisk, has mistaken Alfie for a comma.

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I especially like the line regarding the Apostrophe’s stage fright: Books by Moira Rose Donohue. Eva from Stockholm Isabelle Pellegrini.

But mostly I write nonfiction for children. I don’t usually like this type of picture book but I thought it was a nice length and a cute story.

Alfie the Apostrophe

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Obviously, this books directly alie to the language arts subject alfue terms of addressing the various punctuation marks. I now live in northern VA and spend my winters in St. About Moira Rose Donohue. Post-reading,students could be prompted to identify the various punctuation characters that are introduced in the story, as well as describe why each character’s role in their talent show performance was fitting apfie him or her in terms of the real role the mark plays in sentence composition and writing.


And OK, I love grammar and punctuation, too! He is having a hard time with one of his tricks. Feb 24, Jacqueline rated it it was amazing. Nov 15, Beckie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Apr 13, Taleda Crafter rated it it was amazing.

This is an entertaining book that uses legitimate information about what an apostrophe is along with other types of punctuation. Additionally, it provides a quick, yet thorough review of some other punctuation roles, such as exclamation marks for phrases of excitement and commas alcie significant pauses during language phrases.

This is a qpostrophe short story that is sure to help any child enjoy learning about English. My students really enjoyed the storyline of being nervous and trying something uncomfortable. This book tells a cute little story while teaching children the role of an apostrophe I think this would be a great book for children because apostrophes can sometimes be confusing.


This is a great book to use when teaching alife students about punctuation. This is a very cute and educational book for children, and would also be a great tool in the classroom. Feb 22, Mandy Robek rated it really liked it Shelves: Moreover, the story aposttrophe the similarities of commas and apostrophes in terms of appearance, which could alfis as a potential problem area for some students.

Any child who is either learning about or confused about apostrophes should read this tje. This book is good to aid a teacher in a lesson about apostrophes and punctuation. After some internal struggle in regards to his ability to contract his skills and possess his performance, Alfie manages to top all the other punctuation and steal the show, as well as make 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 or the question mark pun stars.


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Jun 03, Sally rated it thd it Shelves: Alfie the Apostrophe Moira Rose Donohue. Even though this book focuses in on the use of the apostrophe, it also speaks on other punctuation marks.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of It can be used in the classroom to put punctuation into perspective for young readers by making the punctuation marks characters that demonstrate their meaning through a school performance. Feb 17, Sung Baick rated it really liked it Shelves: Apostroph book is a must have for classrooms.

Other books in this series. Jan 25, Sha-Quita Jordan rated it it was amazing Apostrkphe This is so fun and the illustrations wonderful! It was nice to have some history to the origins of the name, too.

Such a great book with vivid illustrations! This book gave a great visual for understanding how an apostrophe is used to omit letters in contractions.

Sep 21, ConnieLettow rated it really liked it Shelves: Great for lesson on apostrophes!! Apr 16, Murlene rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was pleasantly surprised. I highly recommend this book to teachers everywhere.