Review of Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss

I am a stickler for grammar. I'm worse about punctuation. Forget for a minute that I teach my kids at home, I think that all parents have a responsibility to encourage the proper use of English to their kids. But how do you convey a message in a way that is fun for children?

Lynne Truss' children's book (based on the #1 Best selling adult book by the same title), was a surprise hit! Using comical pictures and language to illustrate the importance of "where to place the comma," Eats, Shoots & Leaves is sharp and entertaining.

A fine example of this is "Eat here, and get gas." This might be something you can do at any convenience station. But by writing, "Eat here and get gas" you are looking at a much different matter!

A fun look at punctuation, Eats, Shoots & Leaves is appropriate for ages 4-9. This book and the sequel The Girl's Like Spaghetti are available at Amazon and other fine bookstores!