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The Book Of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks: A Celebration Of Creative Punctuation (2010)

by Bethany Keeley(Favorite Author)
3.73 of 5 Votes: 5
0811876454 (ISBN13: 9780811876452)
Chronicle Books
review 1: This is one of those short, humorous books that have you chuckling as you read. As a lover of words, grammar and punctuation, I was naturally drawn to this one.It includes photos of signs with quotation marks in, surprise surprise, unnecessary places. Keeley groups them into categories like "Work", "Restaurants", etc. and a short comment is included with each one.It really does make you wonder what goes through people's heads when they are making these signs. It also reflects sadly on our educational system that people misuse quotation marks so badly.A fun book.
review 2: I bought this book because I thought it would be funny to have in my classroom, and I figured I might find some examples that would make the kids not only laugh, but teach them. There were som
... moree times I was so hysterical reading the book and seeing the silly marks put that I had to put the book down or risk dropping it. I don't know if I was just in a silly mood from the heat of if it was genuinely that funny. I did enjoy it though, and I know some students will also think it funny. There are many examples that could be used just because they don't make any sense whatsoever. I do like the ways quotations could be used in the beginning as examples, too. They are funny and amusing. This makes me want to give the students a year long assignment to find signs with punctuation used incorrectly. I think they would find it amusing, and it would show they are learning. less
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Love this book! Hilarious for teachers!
One freaking "hilarious" book!
A little repetitive, but funny.
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