The Tushy Book

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Overview

Baby tushies. Grown-up tushies. Animal tushies. Tushies are all around us! Even the word, TUSHY, is fun to say. C’mon, say it with us: TUSHY! TUSHY! TUSHY!

Here’s a celebration of this squeezably soft body part, with humor and warmth that readers of all ages will relate to.

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Overview

Baby tushies. Grown-up tushies. Animal tushies. Tushies are all around us! Even the word, TUSHY, is fun to say. C’mon, say it with us: TUSHY! TUSHY! TUSHY!

Here’s a celebration of this squeezably soft body part, with humor and warmth that readers of all ages will relate to.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leona Illig
This book praises tushies—a word that the author uses to describe one's buttocks. The book is intended to be upbeat and humorous and explains how tushies dance, skate, spin, and race. It notes that tushies are helpful things to have when one is sitting, lying down, and napping. The book even praises the word "tushy," encouraging children to say the word "ten times every day" precisely because "Tushy's so much fun to say," though parents may disagree. The book is written in rhymes. The illustrations are often full-page and in color. The usefulness and the entertainment value of this book are doubtful. Leaving aside the question of the subject matter—do children really need a book about tushies?—the humor pretty much falls flat, and the rhymes are uninspired. If parents think that verses such as "So be happy! Jump and cheer! You will always have your rear!" will amuse their children, then so be it. Otherwise, parents are better advised to spend their money elsewhere. Reviewer: Leona Illig
School Library Journal

PreS-K

This inconsequential book is an ode to bottoms. "Grown-up tushies, firm or droopy./Baby tushies, cute but poopy!/Tushies dressed and tushies bare./Tushies, tushies EVERYWHERE." Each of the delightful spreads gives readers a backside view of a variety of rears, human and animal, in myriad activities, but the charming watercolor pictures can't save this book. Leave it behind.-Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI

Kirkus Reviews
Using bouncy rhyme, Manushkin pays tribute to the virtues of the tush. Both animals and humans have them. Even the king and queen have tushies. Some are firm and some are droopy. It's a fun word to say, but it also cushions you during a fall. It's a place to put your underwear and something to somersault over your head. Dockray's colorful line drawings illustrate with realism and humor all the activities of the tushy, from sledding to skating to dancing. The artist's use of white space leaves the pages uncluttered, letting the detail shine through. As the author states, we all have tushies, but readers will also all have smiles after finishing this book. Having finished it once, however, they're unlikely to pick it up again; as one-joke butt books go, this pales in comparison to such derriere-licious treatments as Chicken Cheeks, by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes (2009). (Picture book. 2-5)
From the Publisher
Praise for The Tushy Book:

“Each of the delightful spreads gives readers a backside view of a variety of rears, human and animal, in myriad activities.” —School Library Journal

“We all have tushies, but readers will also all have smiles after finishing this book.” —Kirkus Reviews

“There’s a whole lot of “tushy” here, but the creative uses and variations will keep the concept lively for young listeners, who will undoubtedly be drawn to the sparkly underpants on the cover.” —BCCB

Praise for Fran Manushkin:

“A delicious picture book . . .” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review of How Mama Brought in the Spring

“Manushkin tells this story in colorful language with high humor.” —School Library Journal, starred review of Shivers in the Fridge

“What makes Fran Manushkin’s simple tale work so well is its scope. To paraphrase Menashe the tailor from Latkes and Applesauce, every word of a story should fit as well as a glove. When it happens, it is more than a story. It’s a little bit of a miracle.” —James Howe, The New York Times Book Review of Latkes and Applesauce

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312369262
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
  • Publication date: 3/31/2009
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 340,658
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.64 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

FRAN MANUSHKIN is the acclaimed author of over two dozen books for children, including Baby, Come Out!; Hooray for Hanukkah!; and The Matzah that Papa Brought Home. A native of Chicago, she lives in New York City, and travels extensively to promote her work at conferences and school visits.

TRACY DOCKRAY’s first picture book was Delia at the Delano, which was privately commissioned by Ian Schrager to celebrate the opening of his South Beach boutique hotel. She is also the new illustrator of the Beverly Clearly books from HarperCollins (cover and interior art). A native of Texas, she lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

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Read an Excerpt

Life is comfy, you will find,

when you have your own behind.

Sitting down would NOT be cushy

if you didn’t have your tushy!

When you’re born your tushy’s there,

ready to go anywhere.

After crawling, you can nap,

your tushy fits on every lap.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2009

    Great fun!

    I got the biggest laugh out of this adorable read. Actually bought this as a present for my 21-year old daughter, and she read it aloud at her birthday dinner. Everyone got a chuckle!

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  • Posted April 27, 2009

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    Very funny, to be read over and over

    I found this book very entertaining and extremely funny. The rhymes are concise and effective, they make you laught! you just want to read this book over and over! It's one of those books that put a smile on your face when you are having a bad day. Very original and smart, even adults will enjoy reading it!

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