The Girl's Like Spaghetti by Lynne Truss
Why, You Can't Manage without Apostrophes!

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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.


About Lynne Truss

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Lynne Truss is constantly tempted to correct punctuation on signs, advertisements, movie posters, and more. 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. She lives in Coatsville, Pennsylvania.
Published July 1, 2007 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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The left-hand page shows a simple sentence or phrase without the use of the apostrophe, while the facing page adds an apostrophe that changes the meaning.

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appears first with no commas (accompanied by an illustration of a huge hot dog on a grill), and in the second instance, a single comma makes an appearance after the word "huge" to read, "Look at that huge, hot dog!"

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