Synopses & Reviews
What?s soggy, kind of greenish, and has a funny smell? If you answered ?my toothbrush,? then this book is for you! This comic, kid-centric poetry collection contains twenty-one humorous poems ranging from brushing to bathing to potty-training your baby brother. Alongside Paul Meisel?s hilarious and wry illustrations, these poems are a sure bet for anyone who?s ever waited in line for the loo, shared a sink with a sibling, or just wanted a good laugh.
"This playful book features 21 poems addressing bathroom tribulations such as washing pets in the tub and cleaning the toilet ('This chore is ucky,/ Gross and mucky./ When it's my turn/ I say, 'Oh yucky!''). In 'Brushing,' a crocodile, hippopotamus, and shark polish their pearly whites, and in 'Toy,' a baby discovers the joys of toilet paper: 'He tugs and pulls, it rolls and twirls,/ And swoops about in flowing curls.' Meisel's lively illustrations bring humor to the subject, but while there are some cheeky moments (pun intended), it's not heavy on the potty humor. Ages 5 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
This comic, kid-centric poetry collection contains 21 humorous poems ranging from brushing to bathing to potty training. Full color.
About the Author
Carol Diggory Shields enjoys showering with her pet cockatiel, Johnny Rotten, who sings very nicely. She lives in Seaside, California.
Paul Meisel has illustrated many books for children. He lives in Newtown, Connecticut.