Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday - bodily function reading - 9.23.2020


Wednesdays I join Alyson Beecher from kidlitfrenzy and other
#kidlit bloggers to share wonderful nonfiction picture books.
The intention of today's blog post is to give professionals that work in the
education field new nonfiction reading material and ideas to use 
with students to promote a love of reading nonfiction materials.

Let's face it.  Bodily functions and anything with the word 'butt' (no really, just say the word 'but' to a kid and a smirk will appear) is going to appeal to a young reader.  Maybe not all, but a lot.  Even those kids who you think might not want to read a book about flatulence will check it out (see the book Does It Fart?.... checked out by many readers in my library).  Here are a few more nonfiction books and one fiction that you'll want to add to you library.  They bring in the readers.  Really.

True or Poo? by Nick Caruso
True or Poo?
written by Nick Caruso and Dani Rabaiotti
illustrated by Alex G. Griffiths
From the team that brought us Does It Fart?, we have another bodily function book that will equally gross out and fascinate readers.  Half a book about poop, and half a book about calling one's bluff, readers will delight in asking, "true or poo?"  For example, did you know it's total poop that camels store water in their humps?  I totally thought they did!  Or how about the truth behind rabbits eating their own poop?  Featuring illustrations that will absolutely crack you up, this is a book you don't want to miss.

It Can't Be True! Poo: Packed with Pootastic Facts
It Can't Be True! Poo!
written by Andrea Mills and Ben Morgan
Every poo fact you never knew you were missing.  Like, did you know it took about 12 seconds to squeeze out a poo?  And never fear, there are some pee facts too.  For example, did you know there has been enough pee that has been peed to keep North America's Niagara Falls flowing for 18.5 years... with a photo to help you keep that fact ingrained in your head...
I won't go into more detail but your readers might!  This is a book that will appeal to readers who just can't get enough facts... or laughs!

Butts Are Everywhere by Jonathan Stutzman
Butts Are Everywhere
written by Jonathan Stutzman
illustrated by Heather Fox
Try getting through this read aloud without a little giggle!  Full of facts about keisters, heinies, and britches everywhere, from humans to animals.  Some facts you'll know, but I also picked up some new information too!  Like, did you know manatees toot to help them swim faster!  I wonder how many swimmers know this???

The Great Big Poop Party by Samantha Berger
The Great Big Poop Party!
written by Samantha Berger
illustrated by Manny Galán
This is one of those stories that kids love reading.  Who wouldn't want to have a poop themed birthday party?  That's all Julian wants to have and his family indulges his wish.  Good thing they are a crafty family because decorations, food, and games all have a poop theme.  Thinking about doing this yourself?  There is a poop slime recipe at the end!
Publishes Sept. 29th.

While these books may not appeal to you, they will definitely appeal to young readers.  Make sure you have a few on hand!

1 comment:

  1. When you look up 'poop' on google, there are so many. Young readers will love these. When I taught, Poop Happened by Sarah Albee was very popular with my middle graders, too. And if they could have sneaked them, they probably would have read ones for younger kids, too! I'll see if the granddaughters want one of these. Thanks, Michele!