Eats, Shoots and Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference!

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PUTNAM CHILDREN, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Illuminating the comical confusion the lowly comma can cause, this new edition of Eats, Shoots & Leaves uses lively, subversive illustrations to show how misplacing or leaving out a comma can change the meaning of a sentence completely.

This picture book is sure to elicit gales of laughter—and better punctuation—from all who read it.

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User Review  - Susan B. -

Eats Shoots and Leaves is a great way to teach the importance of punctuation! Even adults will love how punctuation changes the meaning of seven simple sentences. Read full review

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User Review  - MeganSchneider2 - LibraryThing

I love this book and which I would have read it as child. This book shows the importance of comma placement and how it can affect what a sentence is saying. I think reading this book aloud to students ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Lynne Truss is a writer and journalist who started out as a literary editor with a blue pencil and then got sidetracked. The author of three novels and numerous radio comedy dramas, she spent six years as the television critic of The Times of London, followed by four (rather peculiar) years as a sports columnist for the same newspaper. She won Columnist of the Year for her work for Women’s Journal. Lynne Truss also hosted Cutting a Dash, a popular BBC Radio 4 series about punctuation. She now reviews books for the Sunday Times of London and is a familiar voice on BBC Radio 4. She lives in Brighton, England.
BONNIE TIMMONS is best known for inspiring and creating images for the television show Caroline in the City and illustrating numerous national ad campaigns.

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