An eagle-eyed youngster who spotted her favourite author had broken a grammatical rule, wrote to her about it – and the letter went viral.
Six-year-old King Edward Primary School pupil Isabella Rhodes became an internet sensation after she pulled up Joanna Nadin for using “And” at the start of the sentence in one of her books.
The celebrated children’s author wrote back and sent Isabella a signed copy of the book, telling her some rules are made to be broken.
The pair’s exchange was shared online and, in internet parlance, “‘went viral”.
Isabella wrote: “In your book The Stepmonster, you start a sentence with the word ‘and’. We have been taught not to start with a conjunction. Why have you done this on page five?”
The author replied – with all her sentences starting with conjunctions