Rhyming couplets feature Professor Poopdeck and two young friends as he takes them on a type of poop safari. Words for poop (e.g., guano, number two, ca-ca), its forms and styles (cubes, tubular, wet and dry), and myriad of uses (souvenirs, a means of tracking and marking, housing insulation, food, fertilizer, fuel, etc.) are all conveyed with humor and a certain demand for respect. It's a book that says: Don't just flush this stuff away! While it may dismay and stink, there's more to this stuff than you might think!
About the Author
Artie Bennett is the inspired creator of The Butt Book, a "good-natured hymn of praise to rear ends in all their variety" (The Horn Book). Here Mr. Bennett once again combines fascinating facts with elegant rhyme to bring kids an illuminating look at a topic that shouldn't offend us, and is actually quite poop-endous! The author lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Well Professor P. takes two kids (a boy and a girl) on the journey of learning about types of poop and uses for it! He goes on about how farmers use it for fertilizer and how people use it for houses and heat! Animals use it to mark their territories and seeds travel in animal poop. You really get the scoop on poop! Why I liked this book – I liked this book because of my sister’s reaction to it. I had the book sitting on my desk and she came by and picked it up and started reading it and I quote - “What?” “Oh, that’s got to stink!” “EW! That’s GROSS!” “HEY THIS BOOK IS ALL ABOUT POOP!” After she got over the shock of a book about poop, she read the whole thing… twice and was really into learning about all the ways poop can be useful. :D Besides me laughing hysterically at the book, the illustrations are great. The flow of the story and the rhyme is AWESOME! Plus the story really teaches you something! Who would have ever thought you could use poop in so many ways?!? It just tells us that we can recycle all kind of things! If you want a chuckle-filled educational book, this is the book to turn to! I really think kids 4+ will LOVE LOVE LOVE this book (or at least have a funny reaction ;) )! **Note I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I was lucky enough to have children's author, Artie Bennett, send me The Butt Book to review last year. The grandkiddos loved it so of course I said yes when he asked if I would like to read and review his new book! Poopendous! is another delightfully silly (yet tasteful) book that is entertaining as well as educational. Professor P. Poopdeck is our narrator and teaches us that different animals make different shapes and there are even a variety of uses for poop. All of this and more are described in rhyming text. I didn't expect to learn so much myself! I've read it with my four year-old granddaughter several times and she asks questions and makes intelligent comments every time. Mike Moran has added comical illustrations sure to charm children and adults. His work perfectly compliments the story. While the topic could easily have been handled poorly, author and illustrator have made this an enjoyable adventure. I look forward to more from Artie Bennet. Fans for life at our house! Thank you to the author for a copy of this book to review.