Everyone Poops

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Finally, a beginning science book that really addresses the needs and interests of the very young child. Since we all eat, we all must poop. It is this basic message that this wonderful book presents in a form that is both humorous and informative.
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Overview

Finally, a beginning science book that really addresses the needs and interests of the very young child. Since we all eat, we all must poop. It is this basic message that this wonderful book presents in a form that is both humorous and informative.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Okay, so everyone does it--does everyone have to talk about it? True, kids at a certain stage of development may find the subject riveting--but their parents may well not want to read to them about it. Here we learn that birds do it, bees do it, kids with bended knees do it. We are told about big poop and little poop, animals that poop while moving and animals that poop from a stationary position, why and where people poop--in short, we get the scoop on poop. The pictures, far from Gomi's best work, leave nothing to the imagination either. In case the message hasn't sunk in, the final spread presents a chorus line of creatures, backsides forward, each producing poop. Call it what you will, by euphemism or by expletive, poop by any name seems an unsuitable picture book subject--a view not helped by this artless presentation. Ages 18 mos.-4 yrs. (Mar.)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-- Well yes, they do, but does anyone really need an entire book on the subject? In this Japanese import, readers are informed on page one that ``an elephant makes a big poop, a mouse makes a tiny poop.'' Later on, they are told that it comes in different shapes, colors, and smells, and that, depending on who is doing it, it is done in different places. The summarizing statement is that ``all living things eat, so everyone poops.'' However, there is never any explanation offered as to why. Overall, the text is merely a series of rather dull pictures of back ends of people on toilets and animals, with captions identifying them and occasionally posing questions such as ``What does a whale's poop look like?'' (No answer is provided.) There is even a little joke: ``A one hump camel makes a one hump poop. And a two hump camel makes a two hump poop. Just kidding.'' I wish I were. --Denise L. Moll, Lone Pine Elementary School, West Bloomfield, MI
Stuart Miller
s-3. Since this was first published in Japan in 1978, it has apparently taken Americans 15 years to discover "Everyone Poops". They won't forget it, however, not with pictures like these. Gomi's simple-shape watercolors prove that birds do it, bees do it, and every species in-between does it. Alongside or underneath the animal is the poop itself--little bitty mouse poop, great big elephant poop. For those more interested in their own species, there's a picture of a grown-up and an older child on toilets, a toddler on a potty, and a baby with a dirty diaper. If kids are even more curious (and some are), the text informs them that when it comes to poop, there are "different shapes, different colors, even different smells." A short book, but definitely to the point.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780916291457
  • Publisher: Kane/Miller Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Series: My Body Science Series
  • Edition description: American Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 27
  • Sales rank: 1,345
  • Age range: 1 - 3 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.44 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2007

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    This book takes a subject that is all too often viewed as offensive and teaches children that it is as normal as eating, sleeping and life - since it's a part of life. It also makes light of pooping which needs to be done because, face it, too many people are so pompous that you might believe that they don't poop, and they probably think so, too. Kids shouldn't be embarrassed by pooping and neither should parents! Also, the book is funny i.e. bunny poops all over, big poops, little poops, etc.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2005

    LOL LOL LOL!!!!!!!!

    This is a cute book! Great for potty training!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2005

    Just loved it!

    My sister-in-law just about died when her two year old opened it up at Christmas. But everyone got a big kick out of it and was passed it around. My husband signed it 'Uncle Keith poops too' I am buying two more for my new God-Children.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2000

    Absolutely Hilarious

    This book is excellent. I was laughing hysterically on the floor of Barnes and Noble the first time I read this book. I couldn't even finish it with the tears in my eyes and the ache in my stomach. A B&N employee even came to see if I was alright. Very entertaining for those adults that haven't quite grown up yet. For those reviewers that were affronted or thought the content poor, lighten up! Don't get it for your toddler, get it for yourself! Nothing compares to a good camel joke...

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2004

    HOW FUN TO READ ABOUT ...ANYTHING -EVEN POOP

    Finally! A book that is not very concervative, but oh is it funny! The children love saying forbidden words and talk about forbidden things, and here the grown-up is saying it with them. The children will be hung up on the subject the first coupole of times when you read the book to them,but after that,they will go from laughing while you are reading the book to them -to laughing ANDasking questions about such a natural thing as to POOP! So-to the grown-ups....it is a fun book! Stop being so conservative and give in to the children's love of reading and learning-even if it is about POOP!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2003

    This book is hilarious!

    I bought this cute book for my potty training 2 year old nephew. What little kid DOESN'T like to talk about poop?! While the book isn't for the more conservative parent or auntie (the pictures and language might be a little crude), I think it's great! We both get a laugh from it!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2009

    Great book for pre-schoolers!

    This book was great helping my 3 y.o. get past her poop-issues. The bright colors in the illustrations make for a fun (and funny) picture book too.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2004

    Great for potty training

    A great bathroom book! My son loves it, we keep it in the bathroom to read while going potty. It has been a tremendous help for potty training. I think it helps to teach him that, as the book says, everyone poops. The illustrations are cute and colorful. This is definitely on my list of books to buy for your kid.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 3, 2011

    Made Potty Training EASY!

    After 2 weeks of no poop in the potty for our 3 1/2 year old boy, we were at our wit's end! I remembered seeing this book in the kids' department and decided to give it a try. That afternoon, we started reading this book with our little boy while he was sitting on the toilet. Less than 24 hours later, he pooped in the potty! He said, "I made a two-hump poop just like a camel!" While the pictures in this book are very detailed, they really need to be in order for a non-reader to learn about pooping and see that it is a natural thing! This made it ok to poop and saved our lives! Highly recommended for potty training!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2010

    Poop City

    I Love the book...Everyone Poops. Because everything in this book is so true. In my childhood I had experienced many of the things that were written in this book. I will recommend this book for anyone in the world who enjoys reading and discussing POOP. My favorite page was page 28, because the very first time I Pooped in the potty, I liked it a lot. It was green and yellow with little peanuts in it. Now I am going to tell you about my Perfect childhood. It was everything you could imagine with a mind like a child especially if it involved the color brown or green and was smelly and watery and squishy. Well it started off like this; I was born the first thing I saw was my mother going to the bathroom she had been nervous about my labor so she had bad gas pains and very bad diarrhea and that is why I am fascinated with poop now. 1n fact I'm staring my first day as an official Scatologist (the study of poop Now I am going to start my children off fresh so they will have the same experience I had with my mother right from birth. I strongly recommend Scatology as a very serious profession. I started working at the age of 15 my very first job there was cleaning the wonderful smell of poop from many little children. and that is when I knew that Scatology was going to be my profession for the rest of MY incredible life. One time when I was 14, I had to clean out my colon, I enjoyed the smell, and afterwards, I measured it. You know what? It broke a record for the longest poop ever recorded! It was 7 feet Long. I just LOVE my job! Do you ever have problems sleeping? Well when I was a child I did, but I had a dream on how to fix it Instead of counting sheep I began to count how many time people pooped in the toilet. They were fat people and skinny people, people that made big poops and people that made small poops, and there were people who just left without flushing. They all made special faces while they were pooping. I loved those faces. It was the best thing that EVER happened to me. After I became really fascinated with the colors and the texture I had a revelation from God to go to Africa and Asia and Europe and study the different colors and texture so I could find the rare colors and smells so I could invent scratch and smell wallpaper. You can only imagine the hundreds- no wait thousand of different colors and smells! Man! I LOVE that smell and this year were going green and let me tell ya we are the most natural wallpaper company in all the world we have so many board members from all around the countries that we sell it worldwide but there is one secret. I never told them what made the wallpaper so beautiful and it made the texture and smell magnificent. So I strongly ask you not to tell anybody my secret ingredient to the (Scratch and sniff wallpaper) established in 2003. The secret ingredient is poop. Mainly from killer whales. BUT the best smelling poop I can remember smelling was when recently I went to a community bathroom after Justin Bieber at the colonoscopy clinic in Georgia. And although the world doesn't know this, Justin Bieber has a problem with flushing after himself... Well, you probably don't want to hear the rest that story. Anyways, that is my life in a nutshell. Just remember: I have LOTS of fantastic stories that I may come and share with you later. Note to Self: Never hold in your poop because it will give you a stomach ache. Always enjoy that feeling that pooping feels. Oh yes, and Keep pooping everyone!

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 17, 2010

    Entertaining and Educational

    This was a gift from a friend to my child when he started potty training. Initially, the illustrations of animals eating other animals was a bit much for me. My son, on the other hand, thought nothing of it and was not at all disturbed by the drawings. The book is logical and matter of fact. It aids in discussions about bowel movements and sitting on the potty while educating the child about how other animals eat and go to the bathroom. It was much easier to read time and time again than those books that are full of baby talk. I would recommend this for children even before it is time to potty train, as it eases both parent and child into the idea of moving in that general direction. Overall, I'd give this book a thumbs up.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Potty Training MUST HAVE

    As my children are learning to use the toilet instead of pullups this book has joined the "must read every night" stack. My boys love to read it while waiting on the toilet for the events to happen.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2009

    Best book ever!

    It speaks the truth. The heart warming story every child should read. Very detailed.

    p.s twilight stinks like some kind of skunk. faith and katie. bye bye

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 27, 2009

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    A fun book for potty training

    Love Taro Gomi! Such a fun book to read around the two-three year old time frame. One my third go-around (third child) reading this one and sometimes when we're at a Zoo or somewhere, someone will recite a line in this book. Very fun! Not for uptight people! :) Because......a mouse makes a tiny poop. And......an elephant makes a big poop. :)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2009

    Everyone Poops is....

    a HIT with my 4 and 2 1/2 year old grandsons. They just LOVE it. I had bought it as a gift for my daughter to give to her at a book and diaper baby shower for my third grandson. The older boys found it in the baby's book stash and wanted me to read it to them. They were both enthralled and I promised that I would buy them a copy too. Wonderful, wonderful book!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2003

    The Poop Scoop

    Wow, wow, Wow! I have just re-ordered this book. My friend and I were reading it years ago, and he loved it so much I gave it away to him! Something has been lacking for me ever since. Now, my youngest child is 2, and is scared to death of poo. (That rhymes!) I am sure this book will delight her and erase all the fears she has. I just plain love the book for how creative this subject can be! And the pictures! Totally cool!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2002

    Everyone Poops

    Everybody Poops is such a great book. It teaches the young children that they are not alone and they do not have to be afraid. And that they are not odd that they poop. So they can realize and see that they are just like everyone and everything else in the world around us!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2000

    I love this book man!

    This book was a spectacular creation! It had style and class and best of all, POOPS!! I think that this was an educational book for both children and adults alike. It teaches children of the wonders of pooping and it reminds adults that it is not something to avoid. After all, everybody poops! I think that this would be a good book for anybody from any age group to read. Thank you

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    I love it. This plus "How to potty train your child in one

    I love it. This plus "How to potty train your child in one day" helped me potty train in 4 days. The one day training was too expensive for me to complete, but I implemented elements of the ideas. One of them is that for a child to get "potty training," the child has to understand the connection between food and poop. This book makes that connection for toddlers. It is awesome!

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  • Posted December 27, 2013

    Must have

    This book certainly teaches the children the difference between big and small. It shows the animals in their natural habitat. This is a gret fun book for any child.

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