Nightengale Press Announces The Punctuation Pals Series by Constance Olker wins the Parent to Parent “Adding Wisdom Award”

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The Punctuation Pals – An Educational Series for Children is the proud winner of the 2006 Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award, the only award program to ever be honored by Disney.com.

"The Punctuation Pals - An Educational Series for Children is an excellent educational innovative way to capture the 'learning spirit' in kids. The interactive series introduce punctuation in a creative and fun alternative to the normal ho-drum. Other amusing activities make this a book series all parents need. The kids loved them!" - Jodie Lynn, syndicated parenting/health expert, Parent to Parent, CEO/founder of http://www.AddingWisdomAward.com

“Language Arts teachers can rejoice,” says publisher Valerie Connelly. “This series of humorous, full color, fun to read stories by Connie Olker is planned to teach and reinforce punctuation in the elementary school, home school and ESL classrooms throughout the school year to provide early language learners with a good start in writing skills that will last them a lifetime. As an ESL teacher myself, I would have loved to use this series along with the puzzles, games and coloring book each book contains, even to teach adults learning English for the first time.”

Starting at the beginning of the school year, teachers (and parents) can use 'The Punctuation Pals Meet at School' to introduce punctuation in a fun and interactive way. In the first book in the full-color educational series of stories, The Pals, Carly Comma, Quigley Questions Mark, Perry Period and Elly Exclamation Point are all excited to go to the first day of school On the way, they meet and play on the playground.

As the World Series gets underway in October this second book in the series, 'The Punctuation Pals Go to the Baseball Park' takes The Pals to the baseball park. Quigley has never been to a baseball game, and has a lot to learn They sing “The Star Spangled Banner,” eat hot dogs and cheer when their team wins.

In the dreary winter months of the school year, 'The Punctuation Pals Go Snow Skiing' brightens up the classroom as The Pals are all excited to go snow skiing. Perry helps Carly overcome her fear trying something new and the Pals ski past several of the Wonders of the World. When they arrive back at the Lodge, they enjoy hot cocoa to warm up.

As good weather returns, 'The Punctuation Pals Go to the Moon' takes The Pals to the Moon on the Space Shuttle. They encounter planets and stars from a new perspective, and learn a simple way to remember them all. When they return to Earth, they are happy to be home.

Then as summer vacation approaches, 'The Punctuation Pals Go to the Beach' takes The Pals to the Beach. They encounter the beautiful underwater world and animals who live there. Perry shares his face mask and snorkel so the others can learn to snorkel. When they return to land, they all want to have snorkels and masks, and so go to the local Five and Dime.

This series of books can be used as a stand-alone text or as an ancillary workbook in the classroom setting. Home schooling parents can teach with their children while reading and playing with them to instill this essential skill in a fun and interactive way. And, newly arrived foreign students in the ESL classroom will find these stories an effective way to learn not only punctuation, but other useful information.

Parent Teacher Organizations and schools are encouraged to join the author’s affiliate program to earn 10%, 15% or 20% commission for sales on the author’s website http://www.constanceolker.npauthors.com . Available at http://www.nightengalepress.com, directly from the publisher, through Ingram and all other online bookstores.

THE PUNCTUATION PALS MEET AT SCHOOL, ISBN 1-933449-07-1 ($18.95)

THE PUNCTUATION PALS GO TO THE BASEBALL PARK, ISBN 1-933449-15-2 ($18.85)

THE PUNCTUATION PALS GO SNOW SKIING, ISBN 1-933449-14-4 ($18.85)

THE PUNCTUATION PALS GO TO THE MOON, ISBN 1-933449-13-6 ($24.95)

THE PUNCTUATION PALS GO TO THE BEACH, ISBN 1-933449-12-8 ($18.85)

To purchase these books go to http://www.constanceolker.npauthors.com

Listen to Connie on Calling All Authors, go to http://www.globaltalkradio.com/shows/callingallauthors
and simply visit the archives and hear his previous interview by clicking on the March 14, 2006 link to the show.

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