It’s true: little kids love to talk about poop. Parents can help them channel that attraction, and get them talking and laughing and learning abut poop all at the same time with the help of a new picture book for ages 4 and up called Poopendous. Written by Artie Bennett, who also wrote The Butt Book, Poopendous uses rhyming couplets to help kids learn about a few facts about the stuff that comes out of every animal’s body.
The story takes us on a journey with Professor Pip Poopdeck, who is full of fun facts such as “Poop from critters is called dung, and monkey dung is sometimes flung.” Or, “Camel poop is desert-dry. Wet poop comes from birds on high.” Mike Moran’s colorful illustrations are funny too. Every page features the professor and his two students, a girl and a boy, as they travel the world to find out facts about poop. You see mice and frogs and aardvarks, dogs and hippos and termites all happily getting down to business.
Poopendous is sure to delight kids and the adults who read to them. I highly recommend it.
The author provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion in this review.