I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I’ll be sticking with the Blue Apple Books train for a bit, since I recently read a number of their books. I picked Poopendousbecause I thought it looked funny. Kids love poop! They think it’s funny and gross at the same time, and this book celebrates that.
Professor Poopdeck leads two young friends on a safari, introducing them to words for poop, its shapes and types, and its many uses.
While Poopendous might sound a little ridiculous, it’s actually pretty educational. Professor Poopdeck shows the kids different animals and how they use their poop (and sometimes how we use it). For instance, I didn’t know that poop could be used for insulation (for animal housing, not person housing). The rhyming works well, something that’s not as easy to pull off as you might think. I often dislike rhyming books (though I understand their purpose), but it worked for this book. It’s pretty silly, but I think it’s fun too. The art is bold and colorful. I really like Moran’s style. I think this is a good book for young reluctant readers, especially boys.