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"A delightfully charming book ... Cool, imaginative visuals to smile at while learning ... Adults will find it just as entertaining as children ... There are other books out there on this particular subject, without a doubt this is the best one I've read yet ... Amusing and colorful, imaginative and funny ... The topic from a whole other perspective--as an adventure." --Readers' Favorite
"Poo shame is not something kids are born with, it's something they learn. This picture book unabashedly takes the shame away ... Rhyming text is confident, catchy and to the point ... A fun addition to the home library ... Be prepared to giggle along as young readers go poop-spotting through the pages." --The Children's Book Review
"Nobody is left out of the natural process ... Justine Avery swept those anxieties away and created a jaunty page-turner ... We take unexpected moments too seriously... But if we try to find the laughter somewhere in it all, it makes us lighter people (pun intended)." --Readers' Favorite
"Brightly illustrated, fun, fun, FUN book ... I would recommend any parent with a 2 - 3 yr old who is trying to get the child on the loo, to try this book ... Let's face it, poop is funny!" --The Wishing Shelf Review
"This book is pretty amazing ... What a wonderful way to get kids to be chill with the idea of having to use the bathroom! It's only natural, after all." --Readers' Favorite
"Poop is nothing to be ashamed of, and actually is something to celebrate ... Clear message and involving story is presented in a lively format." --Midwest Book Review
About the Author
"[Avery's] own energetic wonder of what the world can hold for you if you choose to seek it out shines through." --The Children's Book Review
"Perfectly timed. This is something that Justine Avery excels at in her writing; she manages to get the sentiment across with the perfect blend of humor ... Avery connects with her readers ... Avery brings her love for life and adventure to her stories." --Entrada Publishing
"Comic timing is everything ... and, I'm happy to say, Justine Avery is excellent at it. ... The words she picks flow; there's rhythm here that adds flavor to the story." --The Wishing Shelf Review
"Unexpectedly touching and insightful phrases showing that Avery puts her young audience before the act of simply blurting out a story children might like ... [Avery] has a heart for children and knows they love surprises." --Tammy Ruggles for Readers' Favorite
"The narration of [Justine Avery] is wonderfully earnest to such a degree that there's this unique element of comfort that pervades each and every page." --Erin Nicole Cochran for Readers' Favorite
- ASIN : B07YX3B5G9
- Publisher : Suteki Creative (November 15, 2019)
- Publication date : November 15, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 15407 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 36 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #111,510 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The messages aren’t something that’s hard to figure out for most children and the small amount that are uninformed are very likely not to be bothered by their ignorance. Page 14 is the kind of terrifying image that might traumatize a child from wanting to use the potty for fear it might explode, it also adds the unnecessary bonus information that because everybody poops there is a lot of poop, and nothing else. Similar, to my opinion on biology, I think a short explanation that pipes take the poop away to the sewers and or septic tank isn’t too much for even a younger child to understand would have been a better instead of page 14. Also while I personally do not care, pages 18-19 show a few old-fashioned racial stereotypes and not nearly enough people or places to fit with talking about the entire world.
Even more controversial to my mind, there are several images where people just poop on the ground, outside, in the water or while doing dangerous things, which kind of conveys the message that it is fine to poop anywhere you want to, while encouraging some dare devil kid to try and poop after having climbed up on top of something. From what I have seen, both as a big sister and working at a day care, training a child to use only the potty is hard enough without this encouragement.
The pages with the helicopter and the airplane don’t really make much sense when you take a moment to think about it, and the one with the astronaut is kind of saying that it is okay to poop inside your clothes.
The climax especially is a letdown. They up the tension by implying that the next page is going to be the biggest and funniest fact, out of all the facts about poop, and then the next page shows just another category of humans that poop, which is already covered many times over. In my opinion what the author should have done was add this page to near the beginning with the other named types of people who poop and then make the funniest fact something else. For example, ever since I learned about it, I have thought that the biggest and funniest fact about poop is that oxygen is tree poop, and this fact would have fit the theme very well.
The conclusion, doesn’t really fit the rest of the book because the toddler sitting on what looks to be a potty and the narrator saying that they are proud, indicates that the book is supposed to be helping with potty training…but the rest of the book was all about assurances that everybody does it, why should the listener be proud of doing what everybody including animals do? It cannot be the potty because as I have mentioned before the book already shows that location of where you poop doesn’t matter.
Moving from diapers to the potty is not easy. Potty training is, after all, one of the most daunting things about parenting a toddler. First, you have to get them to identify the difference between wet and poopy. And then they have to learn to TELL YOU when they go. And THEN you can move on to getting them out of diapers. It's a rough process. But Justine Avery's book makes it much, MUCH easier. And, if I'm being honest, it's pretty funny too!
By embarrassment I'm also not referring to the content (not yet anyway) I'm talking about the title because though I'd raised an eyebrow when I saw it (and who am I kidding it tickled my curiosity). Soon after deciding to purchase I had the unfortunate? experience of being asked what I was buying and though I first answered 'a children's book' when then asked 'which one?' I had the unique embarrassment of having to replying 'everybody poops'...thankfully that conversation didn't go further than that but it did make clear one thing: beware the title! No just kidding, *mostly* because the blurb does in deed prove true, *there is* a certain level of taboo surrounding poo and so after that experience I appreciate even more the idea behind this book.
That said, I maybe wish it had a more subtle title. Now, on to the content.
First of all I wish a few more things were said on the matter other than simply presenting examples of “everybody” who does in fact poo (even something as simple as that it's the body's way of getting rid of waste) but at the same time I do realize that this is aimed at the youngest demographic so pages on pages of who it is that poos is acceptable, perhaps even appropriate as it can serve as the introduction and then parents can take if from there.
Honestly as long as you read the book's description, you know what you're in for and there's really nothing HUGE I can fault the book for. The illustrations are funny (like on the page with 'they poop a lot' with a literal mountain of the brown stuff topped off with who I can only assume was a highly constipated individual), interesting and get the point across without being inappropriate, the prose is simple, smooth, to the point and also encouraging (here I mean a page where it says “And so do you...I'm proud of you.) which I though was a really positive touch especially if the child being read to has had some potty training problems. I think it just overall serves its intended purpose perfectly so I can't but rate it 5 stars for being what it's meant to be. I'll confess, subjectively I might have taken off a star for the subject matter (because no I don't really want to talk about poo) and there's also the tiny detail that everybody going “I do” on the cover had me going “is this a massive wedding?” But for that latter one I realize a child (the intended audience) would never think that, and for the former, well that's just my own problem, so again, 5 stars it is.
So, overall this is a book that is easily summed up by its title and I think it has a wonderful goal I can easily see being fulfilled by the right parent/child combo. However, keeping in mind that the subject matter is, delicate?... just not something that's usually “casually discussed” in everyday conversation I'd really only recommend this book to be read to young children who might benefit from it and especially those who are experiencing some trouble with potty training and the like.
Top reviews from other countries
Funny and makes sure every child knows at least some of the people in the story 👍
Visually very very good , the only one thing that is wrong is the mother is sat on her dress on the toilet !
A very easy to explore book well done Justine!
Hopefully more come out in future I'm series.