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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 - 14 years
  • Grade Level: 5 - 9
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Childrens; 1 edition (May 11, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802720773
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802720771
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #153,191 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 4–8—This self-proclaimed "number one book on number two" takes readers inside the fascinating world of excrement, ranging across the historical spectrum from "Hellenic Hygiene" to "How Do Astronauts Use the Toilet in Space?" Albee's focus is not only on bodily functions, but also on the larger public-health challenges created by mass urbanization in the ancient and modern world as well as the ability of societies to deal with these problems, which provides readers with an excellent introduction to social history. With a focus on the Western world in general and England in particular, the author touches on an array of topics from diseases such as cholera and plague to the development of increased sanitation in large urban areas such as London. The exciting format is comprised of a two-color (pastel green and blue) layout with numerous illustrations and photos. Interesting sidebars describe occupations and "hygiene heroes" such as Edwin Chadwick and bathroom fashion. The fluid writing style that ensnares and holds readers' attention from beginning to end. By bringing history alive, this captivating work is without a doubt an essential purchase.—Brian Odom, Pelham Public Library, AL
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In an info-dump redolent with Gosh! Yuck! moments, Albee deposits a heaping history of human sanitation—or rather the lack thereof—and its effects. Developing the premise that three of the four means of spreading disease—air, water, touch, and insect bite—can be blamed on bad plumbing, she pumps out a steady stream of comments on the miasmic effects of urbanization, waste disposal, and the roles of (not) bathing in ancient Greece, Rome, medieval Europe (“The Age of Shovelry”), and the “Reeking Renaissance.” She then digs into the gradual adoption of better practices in the nineteenth century in response to recurrent epidemics of cholera and other horrors. The cartoon illustrations feature sludgy green highlights; frequent sidebars offer stomach-churning profiles of relevant “Icky Occupations”; and if systematic scholarship isn’t exactly her fecal—er, focal point (“Sorry about the Eurocentricity thing,” she burbles in the preface), she does close with generalized source notes. A good choice for readers who feel that Susan Goodman’s The Truth about Poop (2004) and Charise Mericle Harper’s Flush! The Scoop on Poop through the Ages (2007) haven’t quite squeezed the last drop out of the topic. Grades 4-6. --John Peters

More About the Author

Sarah Albee writes children's books for many age groups and under a number of pseudonyms. She has had three of her books appear on the New York Times Bestseller list. Before she began her career as a children's book writer and editor, Sarah was a newspaper cartoonist and a semi-professional basketball player. These days she lives in Connecticut with her husband and three children.

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Humor is woven through out the factual information, and the illustrations are funny!
Andrea Erwin
It was a hit, though, and having read some of the information in the book, I'm sure she'll be learning some things most people, including me, don't know!
Denise M. Crosby
I highly recommend this book to school children and will be buying a copy for our school library.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By J.C. Martin on May 12, 2010
Format: Paperback
This is a great history book disguised with a title sure to appeal to your children. It's a literary equivalent of getting your kids to eat their vegetables, while enjoying them. Full of interesting historical facts, clever sidebars, and fun digressions, I learned more than I ever knew about ancient societies and had many questions answered that I never thought to ask. Highly recommended for adults and for curious kids and/or reluctant readers.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Erin W. Sheehy on May 22, 2010
Format: Paperback
Who would have thought you could learn so much about the world through poop? My 7 year old has been hoarding this book - goes to bed with it every night. He absolutely LOVES it and won't share it with his 4 year old sister who is equally fascinated with it though she can't read it as well. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mother of Four on May 12, 2010
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Who knew an 8-year-old could giggle over the Defenstration of Prague? When he finally studies the Thirty Years' War in high school or college, he'll have a few things to teach the teacher. This is a fun, engaging book... for kids of all ages, I'd guess.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Shelter Island reader on May 12, 2010
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A thought-provoking, nose-holding look at history told with loads of humor and style. Clever, informative sidebars, such as "Hygiene Heroes" and "Icky Occupations" (know what a gongfermor did?), make all this fascinating and fun. Everyone poops; everyone should read this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. Palaces-Narita on May 14, 2010
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If you're looking for a way to get your boys and girls interested in history, you can't go wrong with Poop Happened!: A History of the World from the Bottom Up. Both of my sons laughed out loud throughout this book. There's great information about the history of fashion, too. Check out Ms. Albee's book, and you'll never take modern plumbing for granted ever again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kate Strasser on May 12, 2010
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I must say I was a little reluctant when I saw the title of this book. Although, after I had begun reading, I couldn't stop! I got this for my nephews and they love it! They have already learned so much, and can't wait to read to. This is a fun, entertaining and enriching read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bette reads on August 11, 2010
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We originally purchased this book for our 10 year old son but the entire family thoroughly enjoyed it. We set aside family time to read chapters together. Not only does this make for a fun read but the historical facts are accurate. I highly recommend this book to school children and will be buying a copy for our school library.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Twenty-something on June 28, 2010
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Gave this book to a friend for her birthday...it got passed around the party, and by the end of the night everyone wanted a copy! Did I mention she was turning 24? :) Everybody can connect with this book--the writing is clever and witty, and the topic will absolutely draw you in. Fascinating, fun, and delightfully yucky. Thanks for a great read!
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