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Hardcover The Girl's Like Spaghetti: Why, You Can't Manage Without Apostrophes! Book

ISBN: 0399247068

ISBN13: 9780399247064

The Girl's Like Spaghetti: Why, You Can't Manage Without Apostrophes!

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A comanion to the New York Times #1 best-seller Eats, Shoots & Leaves, this is punctuation play at its finest!

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...

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

An excellent grammar fun book

Lynn Truss' THE GIRL'S LIKE SPAGHETTI: WHY YOU CAN'T MANAGE WITHOUT APOSTROPHES is an excellent grammar fun book which blends humor with pointed comments on how grammar can make a different in content. Examples of statements with and without apostrophes are presented in facing pages demonstrating how very different intentions can be with the wrong grammar choice. Many an adult will love this approach, also!

The Girl's Like Spaghetti is great!

I ordered this book to use in my 6th grade classroom. The pictures show the meaning of similar sentences with and without apostrophes. Using this book brings humor to reinforcing correct punctuation in writing for students and adults alike. The book includes the rules used to know when and where to use apostrophes. This is truly a fun way to learn punctuation.

Fun,factual and funny

For those who love books written by Lynn Truss, this one is for you. The clear explanation of how to use apostrophes, along with the clever illustrations make this a book to share with children you love to read to.

best explanation ever

This book is fantastic. My 6 1/2 year old loves it, as well as Truss's previous children's version of Eats, Shoots and Leaves. In my role as an English professor, I will use this book to help some college students who are apostrophe-challenged. The pictures do a terrific job of illustrating concepts that words alone seem not to convey to some people.

How to Get Children Interested in Grammar

I knew this would be a children's book I would treasure for a long time when I read "The apostrophe is the most helpful of all punctuation marks." My daughter and I read it over and over again, stressing the apostrophes usage - which Truss presents in an amusing and memorable way. In the back of the book, complete explanations are helpful as well. The illustrations are adorable. It is the first time I have laughed with one of my children about punctuation!
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