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The Girl's Like Spaghetti: Why, You Can't Manage Without Apostrophes!

The Girl s Like Spaghetti Why You Can t Manage Without Apostrophes 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

  • Title: The Girl's Like Spaghetti: Why, You Can't Manage Without Apostrophes!
  • Author: Lynne Truss Bonnie Timmons
  • ISBN: 9780399247064
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 leavinJust 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.

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    About Author

    1. Lynne Truss Bonnie Timmons says:
      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.

    Comment 894 on “The Girl's Like Spaghetti: Why, You Can't Manage Without Apostrophes!

    1. Amy Gonzalez says:
      After reading and assessing essays, it became apparent that many students are confused about apostrophe rules I read this book aloud to my 8th graders and most of them loved the illustrations It was great to hear students laughing and clarifying what they know However, unless this is taught in conjunction with another exercise around apostrophes, the students who struggle most with understanding grammar rules will still have a hard time understanding the visuals that go along with the sentence T [...]

    2. Natalie says:
      Fun little book about the proper way to use apostrophes I plan on using it in my lessons with the 5th graders next year The pictures were cute and the last page explains the nitty gritty grammar I thought some of the sentences were kind of a stretch, but it wasn t a big deal.

    3. Dolly says:
      This is another fun grammar book for children by Lynne Truss and Bonnie Timmons In this book, they hilariously depict the difference an apostrophe makes in a sentence Every time I find one of these books at our library, I make sure to borrow it right away I love that the very complex lessons of English grammar are presented in a common sense and humorous way If you enjoy this book, I also recommend Eats, Shoots Leaves Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference and Twenty Odd Ducks Why, every punctu [...]

    4. Harold Ogle says:
      As I ve grown older, I ve become both and less of a grammar nazi After all, in high school I got in trouble for marking up the many mistakes in the school newspaper with red ink and tacking it to the staff s classroom door like Martin Luther s theses I wouldn t do that sort of thing today, but at the same time I think I m even aware of grammar problems than I was then.So this book is fun, as it presents some common mistakes with apostrophes probably the most mis used punctuation ever side by s [...]

    5. J-Lynn says:
      This book is a collection of contrasting pages where the pictures show how moving an apostrophe in a sentence can change the entire meaning For instance, The tiny cat s home vs The tiny cats home It has strong examples and an introduction that talks about how important the apostrophe is for the English language The book also simply explains the problem with its vs it s The back of the book also breaks down each page and how the apostophe grammatically affects the sentence The illustrations are s [...]

    6. Wendee says:
      This is a hilarious illustration of why apostrophes matter An excerpt Those smelly things are my brother s with an illustration of a girl pointing to her brother s smelly sneakers On the facing page, Those smelly things are my brothers with a picture of the same girl pointing to two stinky boys and her friends turning away with clothespins on their noses Laugh out loud funny And it drives the point home to kids they ll love it

    7. Linda says:
      I profess, English was not a popular subject for me when I was in school As I got older, reading books opened a new world for me But inaccurate grammar muddled sentences in books, magazines, newspapers or on the internet One of the most common punctuation marks that I have had problems with is the apostrophe Oh, not with contractions but using it to show ownership Like Ladies lounge vs Ladies lounge It makes me pause, I have to think See the boys bat See the boy s bat See the boys bat Yes, I hav [...]

    8. Erin says:
      Oh my goodness, I love this book so much I admit that I have something of a reputation as the grammar police, mostly because good grammar just makes sense to me, so I don t understand why it s so hard for other people This book is by the same author as Eats, Shoots Leaves another of my favorites.What makes The Girl s Like Spaghetti so great is that it s a visual explanation of why apostrophes matter and how to use them Plus Lynne Truss includes an introduction explaining the rules and a sort of [...]

    9. Becky says:
      I still haven t read Eats, Shoots, and Leaves, but I managed a quick read of this little gem that will entertain and educate adults as well as children.Truss presents several sentences two ways with apostrophes appearing in different places each time Each example of the sentence is illustrated Imagine what The Girl s Like Spaghetti would look like, as opposed to The Girls Like Spaghetti, and you get the idea Hilarity ensues.The book also features a brief, humorous introduction about the correct [...]

    10. Vaishni says:
      The Girl s Like Spaghetti is a book telling you the uses of using an apostrophe Filled with funny illustrations, this book helps you understand the importance of using this symbol while writing Lynne Truss wrote this book with a little bit of humor I picked up this book because I remember that in Grade 5, my teacher read a book written by this author It was called Eats, Shoots and Leaves I really enjoyed that book so I wanted to read another book by her.I finished this book with the same satisfa [...]

    11. Zeb says:
      Any teacher or parent who wants to explain apostrophes in a memorable, fun way should get this awesome book There is another one on commas by the same author artist Lynne Truss thought of numerous fun examples how commas or apostrophes in the wrong places make all the difference for meaning, and got the best illustrator to make it immediately clear what the difference is, as between the girls like spaghetti , or the girl s like spaghetti Or Student s refuse to go in the bin or Students refuse to [...]

    12. Jeanne says:
      Advertised as a companion to the 1 best seller Eats, Shoots Leaves, this is a book for children about the proper use of the apostrophe It is awesome It uses pictures to illustrate the difference between two statements, one of which uses an apostrophe, one of which doesn t It is so simple, yet so helpful.In a world filled with misused apostrophes check out the signs in any neighborhood , The Girl s Like Spaghetti is a true gem This should be required reading for everyone.10 31 07

    13. Jessica says:
      This book is a fun and creative way to teach about the importance of punctuation The illustrations are perfect for this type of book They are also essential if you are to understand the difference between the punctuations That being said, I think that there were just a couple pictures where the meaning wasn t immediately clear Overall though, it wasn t that big a deal It just meant that you had to pay a little closer attention This would be a great book to do some extension activities with.

    14. Luann says:
      Lynne Truss and Bonnie Timmons show the importance of the apostrophe by pairing sentences such as Those smelly things are my brother s, with Those smelly things are my brothers, and then illustrating the difference in the meaning of the two sentences I liked this, but I don t know how many students would understand the concepts on their own I think this would be a great book for a teacher to use in a lesson on the many fuctions and the importance of apostrophes.

    15. Beth Pearson says:
      I love this book It is a great book for using if you are focusing on apostrophes The pictures show the meaning of similar sentences with and without apostrophes Using this book brings humor to reinforcing correct punctuation in writing for students and adults alike The book includes the rules used to know when and where to use apostrophes This is truly a fun way to learn punctuation.

    16. Jessica says:
      Apostrophes can be a very tricky convention for students of all ages to use correctly This book makes silly situation to teach the difference by mistakes in the simple sentence This can be used to teach the correct use and improve their writing Instead of a boring lesson on apostrophes, you can make it fun and interactive lesson.

    17. Daniel says:
      I don t remember when I first learned about apostrophes, but I m sure a book like this would help them make a lot of sense in a sentence when I was young Like the other one about commas, this book compares sentences with and without apostrophes and shows what a difference they can make After mastering apostrophes, you can make your own sentences to compare like the ones in the book.

    18. David says:
      A truly cute book for teaching children the use of apostrophes The plays on words actually made me laugh, and the illustrations are playful and fun This is a nice, short, and silly resource for teaching punctuation.

    19. Heidi Wong says:
      I like this book because it can truly help me to know how to use apostrophes.honestly, it is quite confusing for children of this grammar thingever, its pictures and comparison help me to understand .I believe the children will learn it well also from it.

    20. Andrew says:
      An interesting take on how one can form their sentences and can be easily changed with a single apostrophe Although the title may seem like a book for girls, it s appropriate for both genders and grades 2 5 A great for the grammar police.

    21. Judy says:
      Anyone who teaches punctuation should have this on his her shelves The illustrations emphasize the importance of apostrophes One of my nephews was a fan of humor in his early elementary years I should have had this book then.

    22. Elyse says:
      This book made me really laugh because I can sometimes be grammar crazy But grammar is so important because it can change the whole meaning of the sentence It is a good book for students to learn Also the pictures were funny as well

    23. Katrina Gray says:
      I think this is a good book to introduce by reading it with the children, and then allowing them to read through it on their own It isn t very thorough about explaining some of the things, but I think with a little thinking and once its understood, it is clear.

    24. Navneet Kaur says:
      This was another attempt at hilariously communicating an important thing But I liked the example of the comma book , hence the single star deducted.

    25. Jennifer Tucker Room 205 says:
      Fabulous book This and the others like it are great to assist with a clearer understanding of grammar rules.

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