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~DOWNLOAD E-PUB ♀ The Girl's Like Spaghetti: Why, You Can't Manage Without Apostrophes! ☮ A comanion to the best seller Eats, Shoots Leaves, this is punctuation play at its finest Just as the use of commas was hilariously demystified in Eats, Shoots Leaves Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference , now Lynne Truss and Bonnie Timmons put their talents together to do the same for apostrophes Everyone needs to know where to put an apostrophe to make a word plural or possessive Are those sticky things your brother s or your brothers and leaving one out of a contraction can give someone the completely wrong impression Were here to help youFull of silly scenes that show how apostrophes make a difference, too, this is another picture book that will elicit bales of laughter and better punctuation from all who read it As I ve grown older, I ve become bothand less of a grammar nazi After all, in high school I got in trouble for marking up the many mistakes in the school newspaper with red ink and tacking it to the staff s classroom door like Martin Luther s theses I wouldn t do that sort of thing today, but at the same time I think I m evenaware of grammar problems than I was then.So this book is fun, as it presents some common mistakes with apostrophes probably the most mis used punctuation eve As I ve grown older, I ve become bothand less of a grammar nazi After all, in high school I got in trouble for marking up the many mistakes in the school newspaper with red ink and tacking it to the staff s classroom door like Martin Luther s theses I wouldn t do that sort of thing today, but at the same time I think I m evenaware of grammar problems than I was then.So this book is fun, as it presents some common mistakes with apostrophes probably the most mis used punctuation ever side by side with correct usage, for comic effect I like it.The last two pages are particularly useful, and could be used as a poster in a classroom or corporate office, for that matter , as they explain what s wrong and right about each instance in an overview Fun little book about the proper way to use apostrophes I plan on using it in my lessons with the 5th graders next year The pictures were cute and the last page explains the nitty gritty grammar I thought some of the sentences were kind of a stretch, but it wasn t a big deal. This is another fun grammar book for children by Lynne Truss and Bonnie Timmons In this book, they hilariously depict the difference an apostrophe makes in a sentence Every time I find one of these books at our library, I make sure to borrow it right away I love that the very complex lessons of English grammar are presented in a common sense and humorous way If you enjoy this book, I also recommend Eats, Shoots Leaves Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference and Twenty Odd Ducks Why, ev This is another fun grammar book for children by Lynne Truss and Bonnie Timmons In this book, they hilariously depict the difference an apostrophe makes in a sentence Every time I find one of these books at our library, I make sure to borrow it right away I love that the very complex lessons of English grammar are presented in a common sense and humorous way If you enjoy this book, I also recommend Eats, Shoots Leaves Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference and Twenty Odd Ducks Why, every punctuation mark counts This is a hilarious illustration of why apostrophes matter An excerpt Those smelly things are my brother s with an illustration of a girl pointing to her brother s smelly sneakers On the facing page, Those smelly things are my brothers with a picture of the same girl pointing to two stinky boys and her friends turning away with clothespins on their noses Laugh out loud funny And it drives the point home to kids they ll love it This book is a collection of contrasting pages where the pictures show how moving an apostrophe in a sentence can change the entire meaning For instance, The tiny cat s home vs The tiny cats home It has strong examples and an introduction that talks about how important the apostrophe is for the English language The book also simply explains the problem with its vs it s The back of the book also breaks down each page and how the apostophe grammatically affects the sentence The illustr This book is a collection of contrasting pages where the pictures show how moving an apostrophe in a sentence can change the entire meaning For instance, The tiny cat s home vs The tiny cats home It has strong examples and an introduction that talks about how important the apostrophe is for the English language The book also simply explains the problem with its vs it s The back of the book also breaks down each page and how the apostophe grammatically affects the sentence The illustrations are simple watercolor and black line, but are effective I profess, English was not a popular subject for me when I was in school As I got older, reading books opened a new world for me But inaccurate grammar muddled sentences in books, magazines, newspapers or on the internet One of the most common punctuation marks that I have had problems with is the apostrophe Oh, not with contractions but using it to show ownership Like Ladies lounge vs Ladies lounge It makes me pause, I have to think See the boys bat See the boy s bat See the bo I profess, English was not a popular subject for me when I was in school As I got older, reading books opened a new world for me But inaccurate grammar muddled sentences in books, magazines, newspapers or on the internet One of the most common punctuation marks that I have had problems with is the apostrophe Oh, not with contractions but using it to show ownership Like Ladies lounge vs Ladies lounge It makes me pause, I have to think See the boys bat See the boy s bat See the boys bat Yes, I have to think The shop sells boys and girls clothing The shop sells boys and girls clothing You see my problem Yes, I have to think.The two words that I often have problems with is childrens and its I don t know why I have brain drain when I try to figure out the proper way of conveying these two simple in a sentence Do I use an apostrophe or not Lynn Truss s THE GIRL S LIKE SPAGHETTI is a nice look at the importance of using often abused punctuation mark And I confess I am at the head of the line for making goofs when I use it in a sentence Oh my goodness, I love this book so much I admit that I have something of a reputation as the grammar police, mostly because good grammar just makes sense to me, so I don t understand why it s so hard for other people This book is by the same author as Eats, Shoots Leaves another of my favorites.What makes The Girl s Like Spaghetti so great is that it s a visual explanation of why apostrophes matter and how to use them Plus Lynne Truss includes an introduction explaining the rules and Oh my goodness, I love this book so much I admit that I have something of a reputation as the grammar police, mostly because good grammar just makes sense to me, so I don t understand why it s so hard for other people This book is by the same author as Eats, Shoots Leaves another of my favorites.What makes The Girl s Like Spaghetti so great is that it s a visual explanation of why apostrophes matter and how to use them Plus Lynne Truss includes an introduction explaining the rules and a sort of appendix at the end to explain each page s particular grammar rule s I love each and every set of pages, but my favorite aside from the library help desk page is, Those smelly things are my brother s i.e stinky shoes versus, Those smelly things are my brothers i.e the brothers are smelly The pictures are fabulous I would not only use this to teach my own hypothetical kids about apostrophes, but it would work really well in a middle or high school classroom setting alsoif you could walk the book around so everyone could see the pictures, that is After reading and assessing essays, it became apparent that many students are confused about apostrophe rules I read this book aloud to my 8th graders and most of them loved the illustrations It was great to hear students laughing and clarifying what they know However, unless this is taught in conjunction with another exercise around apostrophes, the students who struggle most with understanding grammar rules will still have a hard time understanding the visuals that go along with the sentenc After reading and assessing essays, it became apparent that many students are confused about apostrophe rules I read this book aloud to my 8th graders and most of them loved the illustrations It was great to hear students laughing and clarifying what they know However, unless this is taught in conjunction with another exercise around apostrophes, the students who struggle most with understanding grammar rules will still have a hard time understanding the visuals that go along with the sentence There is an index of rules to go along with each page, which is super helpful I still haven t read Eats, Shoots, and Leaves, but I managed a quick read of this little gem that will entertain and educate adults as well as children.Truss presents several sentences two ways with apostrophes appearing in different places each time Each example of the sentence is illustrated Imagine what The Girl s Like Spaghetti would look like, as opposed to The Girls Like Spaghetti, and you get the idea Hilarity ensues.The book also features a brief, humorous introduction about th I still haven t read Eats, Shoots, and Leaves, but I managed a quick read of this little gem that will entertain and educate adults as well as children.Truss presents several sentences two ways with apostrophes appearing in different places each time Each example of the sentence is illustrated Imagine what The Girl s Like Spaghetti would look like, as opposed to The Girls Like Spaghetti, and you get the idea Hilarity ensues.The book also features a brief, humorous introduction about the correct use of apostrophes, and an appendix that fully explains the uses of, and rationales for, the apostrophes in each of the sample sentences.This is a little book, but there s a lot of good information packed in it, with a big ol spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down Great for kids, and would make a fun coffee table or back of the toilet book for adults too