I Laid An Egg On Aunt Ruth's Head

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Whether she is flying a fighter jet, outwitting a dangerous bank robber, walking a tightrope with her pet elephant Binky, or traveling to sixteenth century Italy in a time machine, Aunt Ruth takes the reader on one adventure after another. During the course of her adventures, Aunt Ruth encounters and struggles with myriad grammatical and usage difficulties with the English language. In a clean, humorous, and family friendly style, Joel Schnoor's stories will leave you rolling on the floor and will answer those ...
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Overview

Whether she is flying a fighter jet, outwitting a dangerous bank robber, walking a tightrope with her pet elephant Binky, or traveling to sixteenth century Italy in a time machine, Aunt Ruth takes the reader on one adventure after another. During the course of her adventures, Aunt Ruth encounters and struggles with myriad grammatical and usage difficulties with the English language. In a clean, humorous, and family friendly style, Joel Schnoor's stories will leave you rolling on the floor and will answer those nauseating English questions at the same time.
Perfect for SAT Prep, this book helps you learn grammar without even realizing you are learning grammar! This is serious fun for the whole family.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780984554102
  • Publisher: Gennesaret Press
  • Publication date: 5/6/2010
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 0.67 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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  • Posted March 5, 2010

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    Who Knew Grammar Could Be So Fun?

    Containing more than 40 amusing short stories, I Laid An Egg On Aunt Ruth's Head highlights the adventures of the eponymous protagonist as she embarks on an extended journey of grammatical correctness. Despite her years of seasoned life experience, Aunt Ruth often struggles with some of the most basic concepts and applications of proper grammatical usage; so, led by her precocious nephew, she ultimately learns invaluable lessons that heighten her awareness of - and appreciation for - the world of proper grammar.

    Impressively crafted by author Joel Schnoor, Aunt Ruth is less an instructive manual and more a practical guide to correcting the everyday grammatical mistakes we often unwittingly make. Without coming off as preachy or pedantic, Schnoor actually manages to make the learning process fun, which will bolster the appeal of his collection to readers of all ages. A younger audience, though, is sure to find the stories particularly engaging, mainly due to the ease with which they will connect with Aunt Ruth's brassy, yet patient nephew. All in all, Schnoor's insightful, amusing approach successfully breathes new life into what is typically viewed as a rather mundane subject.

    Clever, witty, and surprisingly edifying, I Laid An Egg On Aunt Ruth's Head is a can't-miss literary treat for true lovers of the English language.


    Rhonda Carver
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  • Posted October 27, 2009

    A Humorous Way to Learn Grammar

    This is a book of humorous short stories, and each story has one or more English grammar points. There are 43 stories in all, complete with a nice section at the end that gives more examples of correct and incorrect usage. Aunt Ruth is a hoot. She reminds me of a tough, lovable adventurer who ends up in all kinds of interesting predicaments.
    This is a creative, innovative approach to teaching some of those hard-to-remember parts of the English language. My kids love this book, but it isn't just for kids. The writing reminds me of a cross between Roald Dahl and James Thurber.

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  • Posted August 16, 2011

    A perfect grammar text book

    What a great way to learn grammar! This one kept me interested all the way through. Could be you read this as a novel, but I read it 1 chapter at a time and LOVED it.

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