The Punctuation Station

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

All aboard! Join a family of giraffes on their journey to Punctuation Station. As the train chugs along, you’ll learn the ins and outs of using periods, commas, apostrophes, question marks, hyphens, quotation marks, and exclamation points! Playful rhymes from Brian P. Cleary and colorful illustrations from Joanne Lew-Vriethoff make learning about punctuation fun. So hop on board – this is one train ride you don’t want to miss!

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2010
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2010-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.3
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV035000, JUV068000, JUV002320
Dewey 428.2
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10 x 8.25
Lexile 690
Guided Reading Level M
Features Original artwork and Reviewed


School Library Journal

“The vibrant art captures the energy of the bustling station crowded with a variety of cartoon animal travelers and the excitement of the train ride itself. . . . [An] informative and entertaining title.”
School Library Journal


“The young audience will enjoy learning the concepts as they pore over the details in the cheerful, wittily detailed cartoon art. . . . [O]verall, this offers a fun entry point to the rules of punctuation.”

Author: Brian P. Cleary

Brian P. Cleary is the author of the Words Are CATegorical®, Math Is CATegorical®, Food Is CATegorical™, and Animal Groups Are CATegorical™ series, as well as several picture books. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Illustrator: Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

Joanne Lew Vriethoff has been illustrating since the age of four. She grew up in Los Angeles on her own from the age of 12. Life wasn't easy so art became her one true solace. Her love and passion for art and telling stories through art has given her the opportunity to illustrate some very fun books such as I'm Big, The Dancing Pancake, Summerhouse Time, Peace Baby, The Punctuation Station, and Do You Know Dewey? by Brian P. Cleary. She has published books with Dutch and U.S publishers. Currently she is living in Amsterdam with her two children and husband. Besides illustrating books, she loves photographing street art, traveling, reading to her kids and cycling along the Amsterdam canals in the middle of the night.