Synopses & Reviews
With a straightforward text and illustrations showing beasts and bugs doing it, younger children are shown a natural part of life. "Elephants and mice, fish and raccoons, grown-ups and children, all in their own style do it. The candor is refreshing and the illustrations charming and childlike."--"The Children's Book Bat." Full-color illustrations. Baby/Preschool.
"Some adults may be squeamish about the facts of life so honestly confronted, but younger children will find their curiosity satisfied, and those in the throes of toilet training will appreciate the book's directness." Horn Book
"Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi is part biology textbook, part sociological treatise and all celebration of a very natural process. Both my daughters begged me to read the book over and over again. They marveled at the enormity of the elephant's poop and searched with the skill of a scientist for the tiny specks which represent bug poop. The text is simple and straightforward but not without humor....A book which doesn't have any preachy overtones but merely explains where and how each living creature poops seems to work for my two-year-old. In fact, it's number one on the bathroom reading list at our house." Caroline Freibauer, The Expositor, January 28, 1995
Finally, a beginning science book that really addresses the needs and interests of the very young child. Since we all eat, we all must poop. It is this basic message that this wonderful book presents in a form that is both humorous and informative.