Alfie the Apostrophe




      Alfie the Apostrophe
Alfie the Apostrophe is nervous Can he make it into the punctuation mark talent show There s plenty of competition, but it looks as if the director, Bud Asterisk, has mistaken Alfie for a comma Will all of Alfie s practice pay off Full color. New Read Alfie the Apostrophe by Moira Rose Donohue For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk

I love old movies, tap dancing, dogs, opera and hockey And OK, I love grammar and punctuation, too In fact, have written two picture books about punctuation ALFIE THE APOSTROPHE and PENNY AND THE PUNCTUATION BEE But mostly I write nonfiction for children I have written several chapter books about animals for National Geographic, including my most recent one, DOG ON A BIKE, as well as two series of biographies for State Standards Publishing, Inc And recently I celebrated the release of THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT THROUGH THE EYES OF LYNDON B JOHNSON, which got a starred review on Booklist, and THE INVASION OF NORMANDY.I grew up in Bayside, Queens, and went to undergraduate school at Mississippi University for Women yes, NYC to Mississippi was cause for a major culture shock and law school at the University of Santa Clara I now live in northern VA and spend my winters in St Petersburg, FL I hope you ll visit me at www.moirarosedonohue.net

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      Alfie the Apostrophe
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  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Alfie the Apostrophe
  • Moira Rose Donohue
  • English
  • 20 October 2018
  • 0807502553

10 thoughts on “ Alfie the Apostrophe

  1. Brandi says:

    This book was cute, but it seemed a little inaccurate Although it has nothing to do with apostrophes, the author seems to think dashes and hyphens are the same thing, and they are not, so that bothered me Also since this book is grammar related, the verb tense problem on the first page bothered me, as well She says, The annual punctuation mark talent show auditions were tomorrowIt feels off to me She should have said, The annual punctuation mark talent show was the next dayThis b...

  2. Mandy Robek says:

    This book gave a great visual for understanding how an apostrophe is used to omit letters in contractions My students really enjoyed the storyline of being nervous and trying something uncomfortable.

  3. ConnieLettow says:

    Cute story about punctuation marks having a talent show Alfie practices all summer and wins the show.

  4. Lauren Innes says:

    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 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 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 some English convention magic tricks along the way In the end, readers are left applauding for Alfie s audacity and astounded at all they have indirectly learned about the various roles of punctuation marks, from hyphens to periods The book s simplicity combined with its candid illustrations undoubtedly go a long way in holding onto reader interest While suitable for the primary grades in terms of vocabulary and comprehension, the content also addresses somecomplicated language conventions co...

  5. Kellee Hao says:

    Alfie the Apostrophe demonstrates ways to encourage students to not be afraid of a competition and think better of themselves Not only that it shows ways of how fear can be conquered, doubts can be overturned, but it also teaches lessons on punctuation Along from learning about apostrophes, other puncation marks are included This is a great start off book for students to read when they are being confused and are struggling about punctuations marks This gives me an idea of incorporating fun Alfie the Apostrophe demonstrates ways to encourage students to not be afraid of a competition and think bette...

  6. Terry says:

    What a great way to help kids with punctuation The story is clever, each punctuation mark character is true to their personality, and kids get a chance to see them in action It was nice to have some history to the origins of the name, too I would like to have seen an appendix with a set of common words for kids to see, maybe with some hints to help kids remember.To read our full review complete with the kids opinions go to The Reading Tub What a great way to help kids with punctuation The story is clever, each punctuation mark character is true to their personality, and kids get a chance to see them in action It was nice to have some history to the origins of the name, too I would like to have seen an appendix with a set of common words for kids to see, maybe with s...

  7. Rebecca Murphy says:

    Alfie the Apostrophe is cute read with a lesson about the many different talents each of us has as an individual I thought this may be useful in teaching about possessive nouns, but this subject is not addressed until the end of the book It would beappropriate to use this to introduce contractions however, the focus does not seem to be teaching how to properly use apostrophes, so I would likely use this with children who already have a foundation of knowledge on the topic, but it s a Alfie the Apostrophe is cute read with a lesson about the many different talents each of us has as an...

  8. Hope Johnson says:

    This book was a great way to help children explore the different types of punctuation Each punctuation mark has a chance to perform and explain their purpose If children are having difficulty with punctuation this book would be a great bo...

  9. Shira Burns says:

    This book is a must have for classrooms 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 Even though this book focuses...

  10. Nancy says:

    I used this book on a lesson about contractions In the book, Alfie is nervous because he doesn t think he will do well at the talent show He is having a hard time with one of his tricks Alfie steals the show with his magic tricks making contractions and possessives The kids seem...

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