Watch your commas

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 27 February, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 27 February, 2007, 12:00am

A few years ago, English writer Lynne Truss got fed up with seeing bad punctuation on signs and in newspapers so she wrote a witty book about how incorrect commas and the like mess up what you mean.

Eats, Shoots & Leaves became a best-seller, and now Truss and cartoonist Bonnie Timmons have come up with a delightful version of this unlikely hit for youngsters.

Most children rightly believe that there are more exciting things in life than studying commas, but Truss and Timmons do their best to light a spark of interest where once there might have been none.

Truss' carefully thought-out examples and Timmons' hilarious cartoons combine well to make the reader laugh at the mistakes bad punctuation can cause.

Eats, Shoots & Leaves is a bright and witty picture book that can teach everyone a thing or two about those pesky commas that can make fools of us all if we don't watch what we do.

Eats, Shoots & Leaves

By Lynne Truss and Bonnie Timmons

Published by Profile Books

ISBN 1 86197 816 2