Friday, October 30, 2020

"Whose Poo?" - a bookwrap



Look!  It's the Poo Art Gallery.  It is the baby rats favourite place to be.  They can't stop thinking and talking about POO! 


Whose Poo?


Illustrated by MARIANNA COPPO

* Ages:  3-7 years

* Grade Level:  PS-2

* Hardcover:  48 pages

* Publisher:  Tundra Books

* Pub. Date:  May 04, 2021

* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book

This delightful book will be a HUGE hit with kids.  It is for fans of "Everyone Poops" and it won't disappoint.  

A Daddy rat decides one day to take his baby rats to the zoo and prohibits them to think or talk about poo.  Of course that is almost impossible because before they even depart on their adventure they wonder what sort of poo an astronaut would do... perhaps shiny, silver, futuristic poo? Oh my, they seem to be obsessed with the stinky subject.  

On their travels the little rats imagine how a tiny French poodle and her master might poo.  They also ponder the poo from a head chef, a balloon seller, a man with a tattoo, an ice cream scooper and a variety of animals living at the zoo.  Their imaginative speculations are hysterical and very creative.  Finally Daddy has reached the end of his rope with this unending parade of poo talk and he takes his little ones to meet the Pookeeper.  Daddy rat explains to his pups how the poo is used to help make the trees grow and the fruits and flowers too.  Daddy hopes this is the end of their poo fixation but there is one more smelly surprise to contend with at the very end of the book that kids will love. 

 Kids will laugh at loud as Daddy rat ends the tale with two words.... "OH POO!"  Whatever could have happened to make him utter those words!  

The illustrations are extremely well done and they go perfectly with the text.  Kids love anything to do with gross body functions and they will ask for the book to be read again and again.  I highly recommend it. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 

Meet the Author

DAISY BIRD is the pseudonym for Jacky Colliss Harvey, the New York Times bestselling author of Red: A History of the Redhead, My Life As A Redhead: A Journal and The Animal's Companion. She studied English at Cambridge University and art history at the Courtauld Institute. She has worked in museum publishing and is a commentator and reviewer who speaks on the arts and their relation to popular culture. She divides her time between London and New York.

About the Illustrator

MARIANNA COPPO is an author/illustrator from Italy. She studied editorial illustration at MiMaster in Milan, and now focuses on freelance illustration in Rome. She is one of the curators of Tentacoli, an independent label which specializes in fanzines and handmade products. Her debut picture book, Petra, was released to great acclaim, and received three starred reviews from prominent publications. She is also the author and illustrator of A Very Late Story, Such a Good Boy and, most recently, Ray.

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