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

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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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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:
01/28/1993
Series:
My Body Science Series
Edition description:
American Edition
Pages:
27
Sales rank:
30,071
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
1 - 3 Years

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