Everyone Poops

Common Sense Media says

Adults might get squeamish, but kids will love it.





What parents need to know

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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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Kid, 12 years old April 2, 2011


its sort of... how shall i say it... poopy. This is like a toddlers pervert book. wtfreak were they thinking
Adult Written byTimTheTVGuy February 12, 2013

This book is disgusting!

What the heck was the author of this horrible book thinking? I'm pretty sure she regrets it now.Everyone Poops is #6 in my top 10 worst books i've ever read list.When I first read it,I literally ran to the bathroom and started gagging A LOT.All the talk about poop in this book made me feel sick to my stomach.I'm a male,but this book is utterly unlikeable.How can ANYONE read it without throwing up? So overall,this book is a waste of money.
Parent of a 4 year old Written bySpyro Jyro October 21, 2012

Great Book for 20 Year olds

This book is dangerous you can't let any kid get near it. Im not going to teach my kid to go to the bathroom intil there like 20. This book is good but if you do read it to a kid and the ask what that thing is between there thigh then yew have a problem.
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Too much swearing


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