Greedy Apostrophe: A Cautionary Tale by Jan CarrGreedy Apostrophe: A Cautionary Tale by Jan Carr

Greedy Apostrophe: A Cautionary Tale

byJan CarrIllustratorEthan Long

Paperback | March 5, 2009

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It's the moment all the punctuation marks have been eagerly awaiting: assignment time, There are plenty of open positions for apostrophes as contractions soon there's only one job left--for a possessive--and only one apostrophe to fill it: non other than Greedy Apostrophe. It's not long before his greed gets out of hand, and he jumps into signs where he doesn't belong. What will it take to put Greedy Apostrophe back in his place? This clever and zany language arts picture book will have kids eager to learn the tricks of using an apostrophe.
Jan Carr has written both novels and picture books, including Sweet Hearts and The Greedy Apostrophe. She lives in New York City with her husband and son.Ethan Long created the animated cartoon Tasty Time with Ze Fronk. He is a Geisel Award winner and creator of The Croaky Pokey, the Wing Wing Brothers books and other hilarious works. ...
Title:Greedy Apostrophe: A Cautionary TaleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.51 × 10.74 × 0.13 inPublished:March 5, 2009Publisher:Holiday HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823422054

ISBN - 13:9780823422050

Appropriate for ages: 6


Editorial Reviews

Grade 2-3-Gibbons's view of our solar system may no longer be valid, but she's really focusing her attention so far beyond local space that the damage is minor. Between an opening description of the Milky Way and a closing claim that galaxy formation is still going on, the author depicts ancient astronomers at work, describes several kinds of telescopes, and profiles five distinctive galactic forms, from irregular to lenticular. Pairing brief, matter-of-fact generalizations leavened with digestible doses of specific information to painted scenes that link diverse groups of human observers to galaxies seen in blobby, broadly brushed portraits, this introduction to some of the universe's largest structures will put stars in the eyes of the most Earthbound young readers.-John Peters, New York Public Library