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Poop Happened!: A History of the World from the Bottom Up

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Publisher Comments:

Did lead pipes

cause the fall of the Roman Empire?

How many toilets were in the

average Egyptian pyramid?

How did a knight wearing fifty

pounds of armor go to the bathroom?

Was poor hygiene the last straw

before the French Revolution?

Did Thomas Crapper really invent

the modern toilet?

How do astronauts go

in space?

History finally comes out of the water-closet in

this exploration of how people's need to relieve themselves shaped human

development from ancient times to the present. Throughout time, the most

successful civilizations were the ones who realized that everyone poops, and they

had better figure out how to get rid of it! From the world's first flushing toilet

invented by ancient Minoan plumbers to castle moats in the middle ages that

used more than just water to repel enemies, Sarah Albee traces human

civilization using one revolting yet fascinating theme.

A blend of historical photos and humorous illustrations

bring the answers to these questions and more to life, plus extra-gross sidebar information adds to the potty humor. This is bathroom reading kids, teachers,

librarians, and parents won't be able to put down!

Review:

"m prehistoric times to the present. Featuring photographs, reproduced images, and cartoons, Albee's expos explores the spread of diseases, the history of plumbing, and cultural attitudes toward excrement and hygiene, along with delightfully uncouth anecdotes (French courtiers used the 'feathers attached to the neck of a dead goose' to wipe their behinds). Descriptions of stinky 18th-centuryLondon and the plight of the great unwashed throughout time should leave readers grateful for their porcelain thrones and glad to have taken the down and dirty — but informative — journey. Ages 8 — 12." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The number one book on "number two" will give kids a whole new perspective on the past. A blend of historical photos and humorous illustrations provides fascinating information and adds to the potty humor.

About the Author

Sarah Albee has written over a hundred children's books, three of which have been New York Times bestsellers. She has worked as a newspaper cartoonist, and as an editor for Children's Television Workshop. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and three children.
www.sarahalbeebooks.com
Robert Leighton is the illustrator of What's Going on Down There, and is also a puzzle-writer and cartoonist for The New Yorker. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802720771
Author:
Albee, Sarah
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Illustrator:
Leighton, Robert
Author:
Leighton, Robert
Subject:
Toilets -- History.
Subject:
Toilets -- Great Britain -- History.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology - Recycling
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-World History
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9.97 x 8.02 x 0.63 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 176 pages Walker & Company - English 9780802720771 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "m prehistoric times to the present. Featuring photographs, reproduced images, and cartoons, Albee's expos explores the spread of diseases, the history of plumbing, and cultural attitudes toward excrement and hygiene, along with delightfully uncouth anecdotes (French courtiers used the 'feathers attached to the neck of a dead goose' to wipe their behinds). Descriptions of stinky 18th-centuryLondon and the plight of the great unwashed throughout time should leave readers grateful for their porcelain thrones and glad to have taken the down and dirty — but informative — journey. Ages 8 — 12." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The number one book on "number two" will give kids a whole new perspective on the past. A blend of historical photos and humorous illustrations provides fascinating information and adds to the potty humor.
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