Butts are used for breathing, eating, swimming and even talking and they come in all shapes, sizes and colors (some are even multi-colored!).
Learn fun facts about your own bottom and those in the animal kingdom in this hilarious book of butts!
- Picture Book
- Years: + 4 years
- Size: 10 1/4 x 12 2/5
- Product Form: Hardback
- Pages: 48
- ISBN: 978-84-19607-21-8
- $ 18,99 / 16,90 €
Let’s just say it might be a most popular title with a certain age-level of child out there. Justifiably so.
Most of the book highlights the importance of glutes in the animal kingdom, especially how they incorporate the senses, from the mandrills’ red behinds, which help them stick together in the jungle, to the herrings’ ultrasonic farts (a sound only they can hear), which help orient them into groups. At the heart of the book, however, is body positivity, emphasized through a range of butt sizes and shapes.
Urberuaga’s artwork excels at portraying the animals in gorgeous but playful detail, complementing the playful expository language. I liked learning about the function of various posterior body parts in animals.
Expressive, anthropomorphized butts of different colors serve as guides throughout this big book of butt facts. The breezy, conversational tone complements the text, which begins with a brief evolution of butts, including how the development of mouths and butts led to larger, more intelligent life.
Cheeky fun, with bits of solid matter. (Informational picture book. 5-7).
The cover and title do a great job of grabbing your attention and making you curious enough to keep turning the pages to see what else it would say while giving you facts almost without realizing you are learning. Since kids are already curious about behinds it is great to get facts about them as well so the topic is demystified.
Book Crushes of the week.