Kate Hayes (author), Brenna Vaughn (illustrator); ALL ABOUT POOP; Pinwheel Books (Children's: Picture Books) 14.95 ISBN: 9780985424800
Byline: Heather Seggel
Is there really more to be written on the subject of poop? Everybody Poops established that it's something we all do, but for those who need more information to satisfy their curiosity, enter All About Poop. This picture book takes readers right inside the human intestinal tract, with a young boy and his dog, to see what happens when digestion breaks food down and turns it into well, let's assume for the sake of propriety that you know how and where the story ends. No spoiler alerts needed here.
Kate Hayes writes with rhyming cadence but manages to get the scientific basics and all-important need for hand-washing in while keeping a beat you can tap-dance to. You're dying for a sample, so here: "Poop comes in a mixture of all shapes and sizes. There are so many possible poop surprises!" And, shuffle-ball-change!
Illustrator Brenna Vaughan matches Hayes in both tone and content; she must have used several brown pencils conjuring up poop on the...