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E is for Enjoying the Little Things

As the world comes together by staying apart, it is so wonderful to read and hear about the many ways we are all taking time for enjoying the little things. And like Kurt Vonnegut says in the quote below, these will become cherished memories years from now. So, I am enjoying all those moments, all those little things that make up the everyday.

“Enjoy the little things in life because one day you`ll look back and realize they were the big things.”
― Kurt Vonnegut

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The Book

Eats More, Shoots & Leaves

Book Info

Eats More, Shoots & Leaves :Why, All Punctuation Marks Matter!

Title: Eats More, Shoots & Leaves :Why, All Punctuation Marks Matter!
Author: Lynne Truss
Illustrator: Bonnie Timmons
Publishers: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Pub Date: October 22, 2019
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction / Language Arts
Age-Range: Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
Source: Edelweiss eARC (originally)

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From the Description

A pocket-sized paperback compendium of the hilariously illustrated #1 New York Times bestselling series of books about punctuation.

My Thoughts

I enjoyed reading the original book, and this version for young audiences is as good as the original. Granted, it is an abridged, compressed version with fewer examples, but it works perfectly for its intended audience.

Bonnie Timmons’ hilarious illustrations serve to accent the importance of the well-placed punctuation in the equally hilarious examples. I recall my kids (who are teens already) enjoyed the book when I read this a few months ago.

Examples like “Eat here, and get gas,” when rewritten as “Eat here and get gas” are bound to ensure the intended audiences want to read this book. The accompanying illustrations for each of them are cars at a gasoline station and a diner at a restaurant flying because of, well, gas, after eating there! Each example also includes an explanation of the impact of punctuation (and is present upside down at the bottom of each picture).

The book effectively uses absurdity and humor to highlight the importance of grammar, specifically punctuation. Words and drawings work together to teach lessons that kids will remember, so this book is definitely one to read.

In Summary

This is a truly giftable book and one I have gifted a couple of times. Maybe I should get one for myself, simply because, or to add to my stack of grammar and language related books.

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Why, All Punctuation Marks Matter!

Disclaimer: Thank you to Edelweiss and the publishers for the original eARC of the books; these are my honest opinions after reading the books.

In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured. — Gordon B. Hinckley

My ‘E’ Book Stack

This seems to be a much smaller stack, right? I am guessing I am going to find more books later. Note that I found at least a dozen more in total for the other letters already, and this does not include the many books in the series for Big Nate or Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Calvin and Hobbes(which I did not include in the first place for the letter ‘C’ ).

Note to myself: Find my copy of the original ‘Eats, Shoots and Leaves.’ Wonder where it is now?

My 'E' Book Stack

The Books

  • Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
  • Ella Enchanted
  • Esperenza Rising
  • Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott
  • Everyday Vocabulary by
  • Embrace the Chaos by Bob Migliani
  • Economic Literacy by
  • Encyclopedia of Medical Care
  • The English Roses by Madonna
  • The Encyclopedia of World Geography
  • The Earth by Keith Lye

Quick Notes

While I have read all the reference books, I cannot say I have read them from end to end. So the only ones I have read fully are The English Roses and Eight Cousins. My daughter has read Ella Enchanted and Esperenza Rising.

Random Thing(s) for ‘E’ Day

Amending something you say or write – that is going back and changing a word or phrase – to make it more stronger is termed epanorthosis.

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