The Girl's Like Spaghetti

The Girl's 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.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 182 x 268 x 8mm | 340.19g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • full colour throughout
  • 1861971680
  • 9781861971685
  • 652,739

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"show more

About Lynne Truss

Lynne Truss is constantly tempted to correct punctuation on signs, advertisements, posters and more. A regular presenter on Radio 4 and a Times columnist, her book on manners, Talk to the Hand, was a top ten bestseller in 2005. She lives in Brighton. Bonnie Timmons is best known for illustrating numerous national ad campaigns. She lives in Coatsville, Pennsylvania.show more

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471 ratings
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3 19% (88)
2 3% (12)
1 1% (7)
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