Woe is I Jr.: The Younger Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in PlainEnglish

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Penguin, May 10, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 176 pages
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Shrek? Earwax-flavored jelly beans? Poems about meatballs? Who on earth would use all these to explain the rules of grammar? Must be Patricia T. O'Conner!

Just like Woe Is I, her national bestseller for adults, the junior version uses conversational language and witty, entertaining examples to show how fun and easy it can be to use good English. It's a humorous reference book you'll actually enjoy pulling off the shelf.

Like a humorous Strunk and White for 4th through 8th graders, this is destined to become a must-have for every English classroom and student.


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User Review  - librarybrandy - LibraryThing

A light, almost cursory look at grammar, covering plurals, pronouns, contractions, and other commonly-misused parts of speech. The writing is lively, with examples using doggerel and recognizable ... Read full review

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User Review  - lloorreettaa - Overstock.com

I would recommend this book. It is easy to read and funny too. My kids laugh at the jokes and example sentences. It has made remembering different rules of our language easier to remember. I checked it out from the public library and soon wanted my own copy to have and keep for future references. Read full review


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Patricia T. O'Conner, a former editor at the New York Times Book Review, has written for many magazines and newspapers. She is the author of two other books on language and writing, Words Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes Should Know About Writing and You Send Me: Getting It Right When You Write Online.

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