Monday, August 6, 2012

Poopendous by Artie Bennett

Good Monday dear reader friends,
When I first looked at this book, I will admit to being mildly disgusted. But then, the giggles started and I found myself enjoying this crappy story. So to speak. =)

Honestly, I think these books would be great for parents with toddlers who are in the process of potty training. Of course, any aged kid will enjoy the bathroom humor and learn something about how different cultures use manure in their daily lives. The information is interesting and presented in a fun, rhyming way.

I have no activities for this story. But I did want to introduce you to this book. It's the second in a series. Yes, there are more Poop books. Go figure.

Happy Reading,
The Queen


Book Title: Poopendous
Author: Artie Bennett                                                                          Illustrator: Mike Moran


Book Information:

Publisher and date: Blue Apple Books (March 27, 2012)
Reading level: Ages 4 and up
Book Info: Hardcover: 36 pages
Genre: Non-fiction picture book
ISBN: 978-1609051907

First Lines:
I’m Professor Pip Poopdeck. Welcome aboard!
We’re exploring a substance that most have ignored.
An icky-poo subject folks don’t care to visit.
Quite putrid and shocking and horrid . . . or is it?

Book Summary

“Everyone poops—yes, it’s true—from aardvarks to the humped zebu.”
     Artie Bennett, author of the award-winning and much-acclaimed The Butt Book, delivers the inside scoop on every type and use of poop in his “number two,” spanking-new picture book. In hilarious verses, with eye-popping illustrations, Poopendous! relates the many, often remarkable uses of poop throughout the world while paying homage to its prolific producers, from cats to bats to wombats! Virtuoso illustrator Mike Moran gives us a Noah’s Ark of animals doing their less-than-solemn doody. So pick up your pooper-scooper and come along for a riotously rib-tickling ride. You just may agree that poop is truly quite . . .  poopendous!
     Visit before someone else does!

Authors Arena

Artie Bennett is the executive copy editor for a children’s book publisher and he writes a little on the side (but not the backside!).
     His itch to write gave us The Dinosaur Joke Book: A Compendium of Pre-Hysteric Puns (currently extinct) when he was a much younger man. The Butt Book, however, was his first “mature” work. The Butt Book was showered with praise and won the prestigious Reuben Award for Book Illustration. His “number two” picture book, fittingly, is entitled Poopendous!  What more fertile topic could there be but poop!
     Artie was the youngest (at about age thirteen) person to originate and sell a crossword puzzle to the New York Times. He went on to sell several dailies and two large Sunday puzzles to the Times before he began college. It’s been downhill ever since.
     He and his wife, Leah, live deep in the bowels of Brooklyn, New York, where he spends his spare time moving his car to satisfy the rigorous demands of alternate-side-of-the-street parking.
     He is pleased to share the visionary promise of Poopendous! with a wider audience.

Illustrator: Mike Moran
  I'm an Illustrator whose worked for some really neat clients like: Major League Baseball,Grammy,Scholastic INC., Disney, American Greetings, to name a few. One day I hope to play first base for the New York Mets and be a songwriter.

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