The Day Punctuation Came to Town (Language Is Fun! Punctuation)”
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After spending most of her childhood running from books due to a learning disorder, Kimberlee Gard started a children’s book series, Language is Fun, to help other struggling readers. We are ELATED to have Kimberlee joining us for an interview to share how her children’s book series came to life.
The Day Punctuation Came to Town is a wonderful introduction to punctuation and the important role it plays in language. The first book in the Language is Fun series, The Little i Who Lost His Dot won the 2019 Colorado Book Award for Children’s Literature and was a nominee for the 2018 Cybils Award.
Come join us for this exciting new episode of the podcast to learn more about Children’s Author Kimberlee and her love for books, children, and sharing!
About the Author
Kimberlee Gard spent most of her childhood running from books instead of reading them. A learning disorder held her back until she was taught the tools to overcome her dyslexia. This sparked Kimberlee’s aspiration to write books for children that would bring about the same love of reading she eventually found and encourage even the most reluctant and struggling reader. Kimberlee lives on a small farm in Colorado with her husband, sons, and a gaggling group of barnyard friends.
Sandie is an illustrator living in Rancho Cucamonga, California. She graduated with a BA in Studio Art from Cal State University-Fullerton in 2010. Wearer of many hats, Sandie is a freelance illustrator, wife, and mom to two inspirational souls. When she is not drawing, you can find her playing Legos with her kids or sipping coffee with her husband.
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The Day Punctuation Came to Town (Language Is Fun!) (Language Is Fun! Punctuation)
There’s a new family in town: the Punctuations! When Exclamation Point, Question Mark, Period, and Comma join the letters at school, they form words like Wow! and Why? and Yes. But Comma isn’t sure where he belongs. He just seems to get in the way. Is he really important?
Kids, parents, and teachers will enjoy this latest installment in the Language Is Fun series. With colorful illustration and clever wordplay, The Day Punctuation Came to Town is a wonderful introduction to punctuation and the important role it plays in language.
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In This Episode Of TheReading With Your Kids Podcast, You’ll Find Out:
- Everyone is eager to learn about your new book, The Day Punctuation Came to Town. Can you give us a hint as to what it’s about?
- What inspired Kimberlee to write a book about punctuation?
- As someone who had dyslexia growing up, what kind of struggles did Kimberlee have with the Grammer? How did she deal with those challenges?
- What kind of things can parents look for that might be an indication of their child having Dyslexia?
- What does Kimberlee hope that her readers will gain from her books?
- What are Kimberlee’s goals for the future? Does she have another story on the boiling pot?
A big Thank You to Kimberlee Gard for joining us! Glad you all could join us for today’s guest interview! We hope you’ve enjoyed this interview and we look forward to introducing you to some great guests in our next episode.
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