The Girls Like Spaghetti

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

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A giant kids' playground certainly sounds like fun, but you might want to watch out in the giant kid's playground; he has a tendency to step on people. A sign stating, "we're here to help", would definitely disappoint the customers if the apostrophe were removed. Lynne Truss and Bonnie Timmons once again illustrate the hilarious confusion that punctuation can cause. Having dealt with the comma in Eats, Shoots & Leaves for Children, here they take on the apostrophe using lively, subversive pictures from one of America's leading illustrators and show how much chaos can ensue from one tiny squiggle.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 272 x 187 x 10mm | 310g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Main
  • full colour throughout
  • 1861971680
  • 9781861971685
  • 884,745

Review quote

"'An amusing, colourful and educational book that helps children to get to grips with that all-important "little dot with a tail".' Observer '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.' Bookseller"
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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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568 ratings
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4 38% (215)
3 16% (92)
2 2% (12)
1 1% (7)
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