Greedy Apostrophe: A Cautionary Tale

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Holiday House, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
21 Reviews
It's the moment all the punctuation marks have been eagerly awaiting: assignment time, There are plenty of open positions for apostrophes as contractions soon there's only one job left--for a possessive--and only one apostrophe to fill it: non other than Greedy Apostrophe. It's not long before his greed gets out of hand, and he jumps into signs where he doesn't belong. What will it take to put Greedy Apostrophe back in his place? This clever and zany language arts picture book will have kids eager to learn the tricks of using an apostrophe.

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Review: Greedy Apostrophe: A Cautionary Tale

User Review  - Kaitlyn - Goodreads

It looks like a children's book, but really it's a subtle but deliberate shaming of everyone who uses apostrophes to form plurals. It's brilliant. The world needs this book. Read full review

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User Review  - faelinwolf - Goodreads

Finally! A book that explains one of my punctuation pet peeves! I love it. :) Read full review

About the author (2007)

Jan Carr has written several books for adults and children including "Frozen Noses" & "Splish, Splash, Spring," & "Swine Divine," illustrated by Robert Bender, Dark Day, Light Night, illustrated by James Ransome, and The Nature of the Best, illustrated by G. Brian Karas. In springtime, she especially loves to bring home big, fragrant bunches of lilacs and to smell the earthy scent in the air. She lives with her family in New York City.

Ethan Long is an illustrator and cartoonist. "School Library Journal" described his illustrations for "Oh Yeah!" by Tom Birdseye as "bursting with energy" and "deliciously menacing". He lives with his family in Florida.

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