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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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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 |
This book was basically about using grammar correctly. There was no story line. I enjoyed it though. It had good pictures to demonstrate the correct examples of when to use the apostrophe. It's an easy way for kids to learn it. There were good examples, like boys' and boy's. The book explained how apostrophes can make something possessive and when moved behind a different letter,the word can become plural of a plural group. ( )
  kcaffrey | Nov 12, 2015 |
This book makes you think about grammar. The apostrophe is in places that it shouldn't be. When adding the apostrophe in the wrong place, it sends you the wrong message. I think this book would be confusing for young children to under the point of where the apostrophe should go. I think this book would be suitable for grades 5-8 ( )
  emilyann93 | Dec 2, 2014 |
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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)

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

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