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You’re trying to raise well-mannered kids. But, well, butts do some funny stuff! So keep the potty-talk safely contained to storytime with these kids’ books about poop (and toots)!
Here are my four-year-old son’s very favorites.
This book manages to weave the themes of friendship, tolerance, and self-esteem. But into the story of a sad fart going through life alone. It’s funny, touching, and, yup, totally gross!
Just your average tale of a boy and his pet (dinosaur) who accidentally fly to outer space. Which is when dino eats the whole universe. And then poops it all out to propel them back to earth in time for dinner. Graphically gross illustrations and clever rhymes make this one a top pick!
A little boy discovers his rear-end is split, and he’s determined to, uh, crack the case of just ho it happened. Follow the main character as he tries to figure out just when his bottom broke, and just what he can do to fix it!
The kids love Walter, but Dad says he is just too stinky for the house. But the night before Walter is scheduled to go to the pound, a burglar strikes. When his terrible toots save the day, dad agrees that he truly is man’s best friend!
When someone hurls poo at Furley the monkey, he sets out to find the culprit. Hilarious illustrations perfectly capture the other animals’ reactions to his accusations. And young readers will be delighted to find the mystery solved closer to home than Furley imagined!
By the same team that brought us I Need a New Butt. When a windy day sends a pair of underwear flying around the globe, your young reader goes along for the ride. This is an international adventure of the silly (and stinky) kind!
More science than story, but still plenty of silly! This carefully illustrated and sturdy lift-the-flap book answers your child’s most pressing questions. What is poop made of? Where does it go after we flush? And even, why might someone want to study it?
Reading kids’ books about poop is still reading!
Some parents don’t like encourage potty talk. But I say this list of kids’ books about poop just encourages reading! Which smelly story will you scoop up for Christmas?