Eats, Shoots & Leaves

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Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference!

By Lynne Truss; Bonnie Timmons (Illustrator)

Putnam Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9780399244919, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 25, 2006

Illuminating the comical confusion the lowly comma can cause, this new edition of "Eats, Shoots & Leaves" uses lively, subversive illustrations to show how misplacing or leaving out a comma can change the meaning of a sentence completely.

This picture book is sure to elicit gales of laughter and better punctuation from all who read it.

About the Author
LYNNE TRUSS is the author of the "New York Times" bestseller" Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door," and "The Lynne Truss Treasury: Columns and Three Comic Novels," "Eats, Shoots & Leaves," for which she won Britainas Book of the Year Award, has sold over three million copies worldwide. Truss is a regular host on BBC Radio 4, a "Times" (London) columnist, and the author of numerous radio comedy dramas.

Bonnie Timmons is an award-winning illustrator who drew all the cartoons for NBC's long-running hit Caroline in the City. Her editorial work has appeared in The New York Times, Time, Outside, and other national magazines and newspapers, and she has done print and animated campaigns for AT&T, McDonald's, Quilted Northern, Land's End, and other companies. She lives on a farm outside of Philadelphia, with her husband and a personal menagerie that includes an ever-changing cast of horses.