Parents' Guide to

Everyone Poops

By Jennifer Gennari, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Adults might get squeamish, but kids will love it.

Book Taro Gomi Learning 1993
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age 2+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 3+


When I first read this when my pop bought it from a local book fair I was THRILLLLED. I think I was around 5 and loved them poopies. I soon started reading the astonish take, and let me tell you .IT.WAS.LIFE.CHANGING. From that day on all the time that I spent at school it at home I would think about how important having waste is. It’s brown and it’s swuishy, and if it helps us survive then it should be something that we are proud of and aren’t afraid to start a discussion about, I really do not understand all of the embarrassment on the topics. IF MAMMALS CAN DO IT, so can we. So I’m gonna tell you that this book changes your worldview and your children will only BENEFIT from it, they will be more public the colors and the texture and not be afraid to stand out. This is perfect for a family who knows that time spent in the bath room, IS FREAKIN PRECIOUS.
age 2+


This book, I have to admit, it not one that I would pick out. My brother did. He is 4 and is obsessed with poop. He laughs whenever he reads this! My 7 almost 8 year old brother likes it, too! It actually is pretty funny and it is just a picture of a boy whose underpants are falling off and he is turned with his back facing you and the picture of the butt doesn't even have a buttcrack. Seriously, people, it is made for toddlers give it a break. (Also, I thought that I should say that I am still 9 years old for another week because I turned 10 at the end of may, and at the beginning it thoought I was 10 just thought I should tell you. Sorry. I should have just put June as my birthday because my birthday is on may 31st and on may 1st it thought I was 10 so next time I will just put june as my birthday sorry!)

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (19):

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.

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