Eats, Shoots and Leaves : Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference

Author(s): Lynne Truss (illus Bonnie Timmons)

Children Fiction

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. First published July 2006.


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Lynne Truss is one of Britain's top comic writers and is the author of the number one bestseller Eats, Shoots & Leaves. It has sold over three million copies worldwide and won the British Book of the Year award in 2004. She has also written four comic books, Going Loco, Making the Cat Laugh, Tennyson's Gift and With One Lousy Free Packet of Seed, all available from Profile Books. She is a regular presenter on Radio 4, a Times columnist and a guest presenter for many other programmes. She lives in Brighton.

General Fields

  • : 9781861978165
  • : Profile Books Ltd
  • : Profile Books Ltd
  • : September 2006
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lynne Truss (illus Bonnie Timmons)
  • : Hardback
  • : 2006
  • : Bonnie Timmons
  • : 428.2
  • : 32
  • : illustrations