Everyone Poops

Everyone Poops

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by Taro Gomi

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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.  See more details below


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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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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Kane/Miller Book Publishers
Publication date:
My Body Science Series
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American Edition
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Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
1 - 3 Years

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3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a cute book! Great for potty training!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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...
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Lhopfan More than 1 year ago
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!
Tonni More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
ABW12 More than 1 year ago
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.
ljtrama More than 1 year ago
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!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
casalady More than 1 year ago
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.
Bookworm_87 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my 2 year old son whom we are trying to potty train. He gets that you pee in a potty, but we also wanted to get him comfortable with the idea of pooping in a potty so we bought this book. From the minute I opened the box it came in he fell in love with the book! The first time I opened it I had to read it to him at least 10 times!! His grandparents, aunt and some other people think it's a bizarre book as the topic of having a bowel movement has been treated as taboo by some people. They think it's weird, but I could care less because my target audience, my son, LOVES IT!!! He is starting to understand that because you eat, you poop and it's a life cycle almost every living thing goes through! So before you think about turning it down because of your own personal issues, think of how awesome your child will think it is and how they will learn something from it!!!!
MelissaTX More than 1 year ago
My friend and I would visit the Natural Wonders store in the mall in sixth grade, and each time we would read this and "The Gas We Pass." We thought it was the funniest thing ever. We are 25 now, and I gave this book to her at her baby shower. Now we can pass on the laughs to a new generation!
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