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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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According to Lynn Truss, "the apostrophe is the most helpful of all the punctuation marks." Do you agree? Examine her examples of common errors and decide for yourself. Be sure to look at the pictures that accompany the mistakes for an even more enjoyable experience! ( )
  lbblackwell | Jul 30, 2014 |
Any book that makes me laugh out loud more than 3 times in less than 20 pages gets 5 stars. I didn't think it possible to make learning about apostrophes fun, but Truss and Timmons drive the lesson, that even small changes in placement or removal of an apostrophe lead to major changes in meaning. The pictures make the book, and the laughs. ( )
  Desirichter | Jul 3, 2014 |
This one is alot more like Eats, Shoots, Leaves and I liked it much better. ( )
  Emelymac | Jan 15, 2014 |
Fun, clever lesson on appropriate apostrophe use! :) Colorful, cute illustrations help, and the examples are funny. ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
What a great book to show children the importance of apostrophes. It is very comical and it makes learning fun. It shows what a word would mean with out an apostrophe, which makes some sentences very funny. It is full of great illustrations and children will love it. ( )
  jaimie919 | Mar 21, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399247068, Hardcover)

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 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:32:39 -0400)

See how using (or not using) an apostrophe can change the meaning of a sentence.

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