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The girl's like spaghetti : why, you can't manage without apostrophes! / by Lynne Truss ; illustrated by Bonnie Timmons.

By: Truss, Lynne.
Contributor(s): Timmons, Bonnie [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2007Description: [29] p. : col. ill. ; 19 x 28 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0399247068 (reinforced); 9780399247064 (reinforced); 9781428748057; 1428748059; 9781861971685; 1861971680.Subject(s): Englisch | English language -- Punctuation -- Juvenile literature | Apostrophe -- Juvenile literature | English language -- Punctuation | Apostrophe | Apostrophe | English language -- Punctuation | ApostrophGenre/Form: Picture books. | Picture books for children. | Juvenile works. | Picture books for children.DDC classification: 428.2 LOC classification: PE1450 | .T755 2007A Junior Library Guild selectionSummary: See how using (or not using) an apostrophe can change the meaning of a sentence.
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See how using (or not using) an apostrophe can change the meaning of a sentence.

A Junior Library Guild selection

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Gr 2-5-Do the family pets like your father, or does your canine act like him? It's all in the apostrophe, as in "The dogs like my dad" or "The dog's like my dad." Comical watercolor cartoons are set on opposite pages to show punctuation-sensitive sentence pairs, all dependent on the apostrophe for meaning. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Lynne Truss was born on May 31, 1955, in Kingston upon Thames, England. She is an English writer and journalist. Her book Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation was a best-seller in 2003. <p> Truss received a first-class honors degree in English Language and Literature from University College London in 1977. After graduation, she worked for the Radio Times as a sub-editor before moving to the Times Higher Education Supplement as the deputy literary editor in 1978. From 1986 to 1990, she was the literary editor of The Listener and was an arts and books reviewer for The Independent on Sunday before joining The Times in 1991. She currently reviews books for The Sunday Times. She has also written numerous books including Tennyson's Gift; Going Loco; Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation; and Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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