Commas really do matter! You might want to eat a huge hot dog, but a huge, hot dog would run away pretty quickly if you tired to take a bite out of him. Just look inside to see how forgetting to include a comma or placing one in the wrong spot can completely change the meaning of a sentence--with hilarious consequences. Adapted from the #1 bestseller Eats, Shoots and Leaves, this book is sure to elicit gales of laugher and better punctuation from all who read it. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
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 laughterand better punctuationfrom all who read it.
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 Womens 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.
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