Everyone Poops

Common Sense Media says

Adults might get squeamish, but kids will love it.





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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that children will find this book immensely funny and will love to point out the excrement from each animal. Colorful paintings show animals from around the world.

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Kids say

What's the story?

Ever wonder how a camel poops? A fish? A raccoon? Your child probably has. Taro Gomi scientifically compares and contrasts how animals of all kinds eliminate waste in this amusing and direct toilet-training book. You might be squeamish about reading and looking at page after page of poop, but your kids will be laughing out loud.


Is it any good?


No other toilet-training book gets kids giggling as fast as Everyone Poops. With humor and bold, unembellished illustrations, Taro Gomi answers the questions kids want to ask, such as "Which end is the snake's behind?" and "What does whale poop look like?" The text scientifically analyzes the many different ways in which animals relieve themselves, and the graphic pictures of all of these variations will delight children.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the different ways in which animals relieve themselves. Which animal's toileting habits seemed the most weird or funny to you? How is it different from the way humans poop?

Book details

Author:Taro Gomi
Illustrator:Taro Gomi
Book type:Non-Fiction
Publisher:Kane/Miller Book Publishers
Publication date:January 1, 1993
Number of pages:28
Publisher's recommended age(s):2 - 4

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Teen, 16 years old Written bybieber_fever55 August 22, 2010

Read This Review For A Laugh! :]

Funny story about this book. So I went to this little kid's house to babysit her. She kept saying penis and stuff about pooping. I was VERY concerned so I told her mom. Her mom casually said "OH it's from this everyone poops book" with the most serious expression ever. I pretty much pooped my pants from laughing so hard. Can't say I've read the book myself, but just thought I'd share the whole penis thing makes me thing it shouldn't be out on too many kids' shelves unless you have a sibling or parent that wants a laugh.

What other families should know
Educational value
Parent of a 2, 8, and 11 year old Written byDa Nerd June 18, 2010

Should take this book off market... Very stupid

I have a consern about nudity because of show of butts and other private area. No kids should look at penis` and butts at ANY age.

What other families should know
Educational value
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old Written byRabbit67890 July 8, 2010

One word, Disgusting.

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Too much violence


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