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"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Review: Poopendous! By Artie Bennett

The inside scoop 
on every type and 
use of poop!

Rhyming couplets feature Professor Poopdeck and two young friends as he takes them on a type of poop safari. Words for poop (i.e. guano, number two, ca-ca), its forms and styles (cubes, tubular, wet and dry), and myriad of uses (i.e. souvenirs, a means of tracking and marking, housing insulation, food, fertilizer, fuel) are all conveyed with humor and a certain demand for respect. It's a book that says: Don't just flush this stuff away! While it may dismay and stink, there's more to this stuff than you might think!
I was lucky enough to have children's author, Artie Bennett, send me The Butt Book to review last year. The grandkiddos loved it so of course I said yes when he asked if I would like to read and review his new book! Poopendous! is another delightfully silly (yet tasteful) book that is entertaining as well as educational. Professor P. Poopdeck is our narrator and teaches us that different animals make different shapes and there are even a variety of uses for poop. All of this and more are described in rhyming text. I didn't expect to learn so much myself! I've read it with my four year-old granddaughter several times and she asks questions and makes intelligent comments every time. 

Mike Moran has added comical illustrations sure to charm children and adults. His work perfectly compliments the story. While the topic could easily have been handled poorly, author and illustrator have made this an enjoyable adventure. I look forward to more from Artie Bennet. Fans for life at our house!

Thank you to the author for a copy of this book to review.


Release date: 3/27/12
Publisher: Blue Apple Books
Pages: 36 (hardcover)
Type: children's fiction


  1. What kid wouldn't love a book with poop in the title?!

  2. I love it! What a subject.

  3. This looks awesome, Debbie! Gage would probably love it, even now.


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