- Gebundene Ausgabe: 32 Seiten
- Verlag: Profile Books (14. September 2006)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1861978162
- ISBN-13: 978-1861978165
- Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: 8 - 10 Jahre
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 27,3 x 0,9 x 18,5 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 308.208 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Children's Edition. Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference! (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 14. September 2006
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You might want to eat a huge hot dog, but a huge, hot dog would run away pretty quickly if you tried to take a bite out of him. "Children Drive Slowly" on a road-sign doesn't quite sum up what kids do in their spare time. And we all know now that the comma in "Eats shoots and leaves" is a crucial one. Lynne Truss and Bonnie Timmons illuminate the hilarious confusion that one mere dot with a tail can cause, in this follow-up to the number one best-seller "Eats, Shoots & Leaves" - which this time features lively and subversive pictures by one of America's leading illustrators. This picture book is sure to elicit gales of laughter and better punctuation from all who read it.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
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.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers
A great piece of humour and yet with a serious aim, this little book has become a runaway bestseller overnight and rightly so. As Lynne Truss has explained, there are many people who have little idea of the basics of punctuation today. This does not surprise us in the slightest.
As examiners, we have found scant regard continues to be paid to full stops, commas and question marks. However, by far the number one serial offender is the missing apostrophe. The story of the panda eating in a restaurant, then shoots the restaurant up and departs is an amusing story with an important message. The placing of punctuation in the wrong place can completely alter the message being conveyed… at some cost.
“A revolution in punctuation”, this book has been dedicated to the memory of the striking Bolshevik printers in St Petersburg who, in 1905, demanded to be paid the same rate for punctuation marks as for letters, and thereby directly precipitated the first Russian Revolution.
We have come a long way in over 100 years and the main casualty has been the written word. The ‘shorthand’ we have encountered in the last six years using the internet is enough to convince us that this book should be compulsory reading in schools hence a schools edition in 2006 with illustrations.
Besides, this book is a good read and very funny in places. To sell 50,000 copies in just over a week on release is a great achievement! It is true to say that the book makes a powerful case for the preservation of the system of what is interestingly described as ‘printing conventions’.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
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The endnotes that explain the rule for each picture add to the educational content.
This is another purchase I made over the summer--see "This is the Teacher"--that will be used and enjoyed by my middle school students. Nowadays students want to be entertained at school. Children will easily be entertained while learning the rules of grammar.
When I saw a younger version listed in a bookstore, I made the mistake of buying it sight unseen and was quite disappointed. While the cartoons are amusing and the whole concept is good, I have found myself wondering why I paid so much for this book. Most of our kids page through it once and are bored by the time they get to the second reading.
It could have been so much better!
Ms. Truss writes in an entertaining fashion and gets her point across. The reading moves along quickly.