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Eats More, Shoots & Leaves: Why, All Punctuation Marks Matter!

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A pocket-sized paperback compendium of the hilariously illustrated #1 New York Times bestselling series of books about punctuation.

Lynne Truss and Bonnie Timmons's hilariously re-imagined children's adaptation of Eats, Shoots & Leaves was a wild success when it came out in 2006, spending five weeks at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. The Girl's Like Spaghetti and
Paperback, 64 pages
Published October 22nd 2019 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
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Bernie Gourley
Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This children’s book shows kids what can go awry for want of properly placed punctuation. Lynne Truss’s popular and humorous grammar guide has spun off a cottage industry of books designed to shift perception of grammar studies from brutally dull to witty and fun.

The book is simple and easy to use. Throughout most of the book, each page consists of two pictures, each captioned with a sentence that describes said picture. The captioning sentences consist of the same words in the same order, but
Vidya Tiru
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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I enjoyed reading the original book, and this version for young audiences is as good as the original. Granted, it is an abridged, compressed version with fewer examples, but it works perfectly for its intended audience.

Bonnie Timmons’ hilarious illustrations serve to accent the importance of the well-placed punctuation in the equally hilarious examples. I recall my kids (who are teens already) enjoyed the book when I read this a few months ago.

Examples like “Eat here, and get gas,” wh
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Having enjoyed the adult book Eats, Shoots and Leaves years ago, I knew I would love Lynne Truss’ book Eats MORE, Shoots & Leaves: Why, ALL Punctuation Marks Matter! It is written and illustrated appropriately for children but could also be helpful for teenagers and adults who just don’t understand that a few tiny punctuation marks can change the whole meaning of a sentence. Bonnie Timmons’ drawings are hysterically funny and illustrate so well the concepts.

The pages are set up so the difference
Amanda K
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thanks to Edelweiss for the e-arc!

Hilarious and informative!
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
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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 ...more

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