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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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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 |
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 |
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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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