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Toilet Baby Paperback – July 1, 2014
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These are the kinds of questions that occur to some people. Some weird, weird people. People like Shane McKenzie. And, when such questions occur, there's nothing to be done for it but turn it into a most unforgettable book!
An oddly adorable, charming book, at that. An endearing, enduring family fable about acceptance, protectiveness, normality, the transformative powers of fatherly love … and toilet babies. Half-human, half-toilet, but kids nonetheless.
Grady, a lonely school custodian, is no stranger to cleaning up messes. Nor is he any stranger to toilets, until his own at home takes on a rounded bulge that doesn't seem possible for porcelain. His investigations online lead him to a website with a number to call but no other hints as to the problem. He calls, and before he knows what's happening, a plumber shows up to midwife the delivery.
The plumber is Herb, who has dedicated himself to finding and helping toilet babies and their hapless dads. Several of them live together, raising their children, and they welcome Grady and little Patty into their midst.
The best part of this twisted and brilliant book is the well-thought-out nature of the toilet babies themselves … their mix of features, their dietary needs (yes, it's just what you're thinking), their desire and struggle to fit in and be normal, and how that contrasts with their fathers' efforts to keep them safe and secret from those who might not understand.
The trouble with kids, though, as any parent knows, is that they grow up and start thinking they know more than they do. That's what happens when John, who's met a girl online and wants to meet her, ends up taking his toilet brothers and sisters on an adventure that goes terribly wrong.
It's like Joe Hill's fantastic and poignant tale, “Pop Art” … only, well, with toilet people instead of inflatable ones. With punny names, disgusting details, hilarity, humanity, and the strong likelihood that you'll feel uneasy about going to the bathroom for a while.
Okay, so it may seem like just a silly book about toilet children, but there's actually a lot more going on here. This is filled with timeless themes about prejudice, relationships, and being all you can be. Brave to Shane McKenzie for using toilets to make important statements about life and society.
Overall, this is a quick read with a lot of funny and heartfelt moments. If you are a fan the strange, weird, bizarre, or funny, then this is for you.
Another McKenzie triumph. He goes where most do not subject-wise, and makes it interesting.
John, goes on a quest to find his internet girlfriend but the whole family comes for the ride. They meet a mean Toliet Man and rescue Abby and then unravel a secret mystery..all while coming together as a family! They even have a dog and a human woman too!