Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference!Hardback
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- Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
- Format: Hardback | 32 pages
- Dimensions: 183mm x 272mm x 10mm | 295g
- Publication date: 1 August 2006
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 0399244913
- ISBN 13: 9780399244919
- Sales rank: 10,319
Young and young-at-heart sticklers, unite! Lynne Truss and illustrator Bonnie Timmons provide hilarious proof that punctuation really does matter. 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 laughteraand better punctuationafrom all who read it.
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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.