Twenty-odd Ducks

Twenty-odd Ducks

Why, Every Punctuation Mark Counts!

Book - 2008/08/21
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Penguin Putnam
Commas and apostrophes aren?t the only punctuation marks that can cause big trouble if they?re put in the wrong place. Now, Truss and Timmons put hyphens, parentheses, quotation marks, periods, and more in the spotlight, showing how which marks you choose and where you put them can cause hilarious mix-ups.

Baker & Taylor
Demonstrations and explanations show how using the wrong punctuation in a sentence can completely change the meaning of what is being said or asked in this colorful introduction to grammar for beginning readers with bright illustrations and easy-to-read text. 45,000 first printing.

& Taylor

See how the punctuation marks you use (and where you put them) can completely change the meaning of what you write.

Publisher: New York, NY : G.P. Putman's Sons, 2008/08/21
ISBN: 9780399250583
Branch Call Number: J 428.2 TRU
Characteristics: p. cm
Additional Contributors: Timmons, Bonnie


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Dec 12, 2016

My first-grade kid thinks this is the funniest book she's read in a long time. It's a good way to introduce punctuation. She especially loves the pages:
"'Do you know who came last night? Santa Claus,' said my mom."
vs "'Do you know who came last night?' Santa Claus said. 'My mom'"
"The king walked and talked. Half an hour after, his head was cut off."
vs "The king walked and talked half an hour after his head was cut off."


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JCLAngelicaR May 23, 2013

Do you have a favorite punctuatuon mark? I think mine is the hyphen. Lots of punctuation marks are for keeping words apart, but the hyphen does a lovely thing: it gets two words to hold hands, neatly, so that we can see they are related.

(Lynne Truss, the author of Twenty-Odd Ducks)


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