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The Girl's Like Spaghetti: Why, You Can't Manage without Apostrophes! (edition 2007)

by Lynne Truss

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Title:The Girl's Like Spaghetti: Why, You Can't Manage without Apostrophes!
Authors:Lynne Truss
Info:Putnam Juvenile (2007), Hardcover, 32 pages
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The Girl's Like Spaghetti: Why, You Can't Manage without Apostrophes! by Lynne Truss



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Just like the similar book about commas, this book does an excellent job with showing the importance of apostrophes. This would be a great book for teachers who are teaching a lesson on punctuation. ( )
  MeganSchneider2 | Apr 24, 2017 |
This book reviews the use of apostrophes and how the placement of the apostrophe changes the meaning of the sentence.The book contains a picture in which pertains to the sentences to assist the student in comprehending the meaning. The book also contains the sentences on two pages which explains how the apostrophe changes the meaning of the sentence. This book would be useful during the editing stage of the writing process. ( )
  Mb_Flor | Mar 7, 2017 |
The Girl's Like Spaghetti is a fun and straightforward book that teaches the uses and importance of apostrophes. Author Lynn Truss and illustrator Bonnie Timmons do a fantastic job of explaining when and where apostrophes belong and do not belong. The sentences on conjoining pages are the same except for the absence or presence of apostrophes and are illustrated to show how important correct placement of the apostrophe is. The book does a fantastic job of explaining how apostrophes change a sentence entirely! This book was fun and engaging to read and would work well as a read aloud in a class where students could locate the punctuation mark and explain the location. I feel students would get a kick out of some of the illustrations. ( )
  jgum | Feb 11, 2016 |
The books is all about using apostrophes correctly. It shows the children pictures to help them better connect an image of what the sentence means with and without an apostrophe. It is very visual fro children and uses simple sentences for the students to compare and contrast the meaning of sentences with and without the correct punctuation. ( )
  slockett2008 | Jan 31, 2016 |
This wonderful mentor text teaches the importance of the correct placement of apostrophes. Through creative illustrations, students are able to visually see how the placement of apostrophes change meaning. This informative book is appropriate for second through fourth graders. ( )
  jenniferm14 | Nov 21, 2015 |
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Just as the use of commas was hilariously demystified in Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference!, now Lynne Truss and Bonnie Timmons put their talents together to do the same for apostrophes. Everyone needs to know where to put an apostrophe to make a word plural or possessive (Are those sticky things your brother?s or your brothers?) and leaving one out of a contraction can give someone the completely wrong impression (Were here to help you).

Full of silly scenes that show how apostrophes make a difference, too, this is another picture book that will elicit bales of laughter and better punctuation from all who read it.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:16 -0400)

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