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Poopendous Hardcover – March 27, 2012
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Gr 1-3-In rhyming couplets, Professor P. Poopdeck gives readers "the inside scoop on every type and use of poop!" For example, termites pile their poop high in mounds, while "dung beetles roll it into balls/To gobble up when hunger calls." Some creatures "use poop to mark their scent" or to signal, "this is MY turf-STAY AWAY!" The cartoon-style pictures are lighthearted and entertaining, but really-should illustrations about poop be anything but fun? Larger libraries looking to increase circulation to young patrons who laugh at any mention of the word will want to consider this offering. Pair it with Dav Pilkey's "Captain Underpants" books (Scholastic) and Taro Gomi's Everyone Poops (Kane/Miller, 1993) for a poop-tastic display.-Lisa G. Kropp, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NYα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
"For anyone who loved The Butt Book, you must immediately go and buy Artie Bennett's follow-up, Poopendous! It appears there is no topic Mr. Bennett can't make funny and educational. There aren't many picture books that teach kids that 'Monkeys fling when under stress. It helps the monkey decompress' and 'Seeds inside a critter's poop might go as far as Guadeloupe!' I'm not kidding when I say this came in handy at my son's preschool last week."
--The Huffington Post
"Guess what?!? We already have Poopendous!, and I have even been known to give spontaneous in-store readings. What a delightful, hilarious, informative, fascinating book.
Thank you for writing to us, and for writing such great books! Best of luck to you, and hip-poop-hooray!"
--Tegan Tigani (children's book buyer for Queen Anne Books)
"The book is infused with a delightful use of rhyme, onomatopoeia, remarkable facts, and extraordinary illustrations that kept the children mesmerized. Poopendous! is simultaneously whimsical and instructive. As an educator, I love it. The story serves as a fabulous starting point for language arts, science, math, cultural diversity lessons. Poopendous! reminds me of Dr. Seuss books that can be read and reread without ever getting old. Poopendous! has created quite a fan base in our community. We are anxiously awaiting the publication of your next book."
--Susan Cramer (reading specialist)
"If Dr. Seuss decided to write about bodily functions, he probably would have come up with something as zany as Poopendous! Artie Bennett's first book, The Butt Book, was an uproariously funny book about creatures' behinds. In his latest endeavor, Bennett tackles different types of poop and their uses. Mike Moran provides the vibrant, silly artwork that perfectly matches the crazy rhymes and topic. Do you want your kids to be eager to read? I bet this book will help. Highly recommended!"
"Artie Bennett returns with another rib-cracking, jaw-breaking, wildly entertaining picture book called Poopendous! Illustrated by Mike Moran, it combines witty verses and funny illustrations to give the inside scoop about an icky-poo subject that people would rather not talk about, let alone say its name. If you're having second thoughts about reading this book, then I'm telling you right now: READ THIS BOOK! If Dr. Seuss or Roald Dahl were to pick up this book, I'm quite certain they would take delight in the title alone, and find the actual content even more delightful!"
Praise for Artie Bennett's The Butt Book:
"a good-natured hymn of praise to rear ends" [with] plenty of laughs..."