Eats, Shoots & Leaves For Children

Eats, Shoots & Leaves For Children : Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference

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Eats, Shoots & Leaves has sold over 3 million copies world-wide. This illustrated version for children shows how the humble comma can change the meaning of a sentence completely... You might want to eat a huge hot dog, but a huge, hot dog would run away pretty quickly if you tried to take a bite out of him. "Children Drive Slowly" on a road-sign doesn't quite sum up what kids do in their spare time. And we all know now that the comma in "Eats shoots and leaves" is a crucial one. Lynne Truss and Bonnie Timmons illuminate the hilarious confusion that one mere dot with a tail can cause, in this follow-up to the number one best-seller Eats, Shoots & Leaves - which this time features lively and subversive pictures by one of America's leading illustrators. This picture book is sure to elicit gales of laughter and better punctuation from all who read it.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 182 x 270 x 12mm | 322.06g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Main
  • 1861978162
  • 9781861978165
  • 476,457

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The point is to make children laugh while swallowing their grammatical medicine - and do they ever. * Wall Street Journal * Lynne Truss is taking primary schools to task in her battle for grammatical correctness * Times Educational Supplement * A hilarious illustrated version for children highlighting the confusion that can occur when a comma is put in the wrong place...Great for children and adults alike. * The Bookseller * an amusing, colourful and educational book that helps children to get to grips with that all-important "little dot with the tail" * Observer *
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About Lynne Truss

Lynne Truss is one of Britain's top comic writers and is the author of the number one bestseller Eats, Shoots & Leaves. It has sold over three million copies worldwide and won the British Book of the Year award in 2004. She has also written four comic books, Going Loco, Making the Cat Laugh, Tennyson's Gift and With One Lousy Free Packet of Seed, all available from Profile Books. She is a regular presenter on Radio 4, a Times columnist and a guest presenter for many other programmes. She lives in Brighton.
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