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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference! Cover Image
By Lynne Truss, Bonnie Timmons (Illustrator)
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When’s the last time you chuckled over punctuation? If you’ve ever taken a pen and actually corrected someone’s signage while shopping, you stand with Lynne Truss and me as “'punctuation Nazis'. Told with wit and style, Eats, Shoots and Leaves is as clever as the story from which its title was taken.

— Jill

When’s the last time you checked your punctuation?  If you’ve ever taken a pen and actually corrected someone’s signage while shopping, you stand with Lynne Truss and me as ‘punctuation Nazis’.

Told with wit and style, Eats, Shoots and Leaves is as clever as the story from which the title is taken.

— Jill

Description


Punctuation play at its finest!

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.

About the Author


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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780399244919
ISBN-10: 0399244913
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 25th, 2006
Pages: 32
Language: English