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Poo Bum

Author: Stephanie Blake

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Quote: A genuinely funny story whose humour still amuses on repeated readings ...
TVNZ Lifestyle, November 2011
Synopsis: The little rabbit is loved by his family, even though when they ask him a question, he answers very rudely. One day, he meets a hungry wolf. Will the little rabbit learn his lesson once and for all?
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'50 Best Children's Books of 2011', The Listener, December 2011
Scatological writing doesn't usually impress me - but the plot of...
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'The Best Picture Books for Children', The Guardian (UK), December 2012
...likely to stop even non-bookish kids in their tracks.
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TVNZ Lifestyle, November 2011
Poo Bum is a genuinely funny story whose humour still amuses on r...
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Kitty as a Picture blog, November 2011
Delightfully unpredictable, quirky and amusing, finishing on a hu...
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Running Furs blog, November 2011
The sort of book that subversive aunts and uncles buy. It is big,...
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'Tessa's top title', Create Readers blog, National Library of NZ, December 2011
This boldly coloured picture book is another of Gecko Press’s won...
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Oh Baby magazine, December 2011
Poo Bum's potty humour is sure to thrill your toddler as nothing ...
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Sunday Star-Times, February 2012
I found it funny. Ten-year-old found it funny. Seven-year-old con...
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Good Reading magazine (Australia), February 2012
It’s a laugh a page. With its bold illustrations and its cheeky e...
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Swings and Roundabouts, Autumn 2012
This book will delight any child who adores 'toilet talk' especia...
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Around the Bookshops, February 2012
Children will revel in this story with its bright illustrations, ...
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Widge Reviews, July 2012
This is a delight to read, with a message too, and older kids wil...
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The Source, December 2011
The cover says it all. A cute little white rabbit smiles at the r...
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Playcentre Journal, Autumn 2012
What is funnier to a child than good, old-fashioned toilet humour...
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Wild and Grizzly Blog, October 2013
With my toddler's love of the word poo and the erupting belly gig...
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Rhino Reads (UK), November 2013
Hurrah for a book that celebrates silliness and encourages childr...
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Outside in World (UK), December 2013
A very funny, irreverent story that will be enjoyed by both child...
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Translator    Linda Burgess
Country of origin France
Age 3+
Size 32pp, 275mm x 210mm
ISBN 978-1-877467-97-4 Paperback
  978-1-877467-96-7 Hardback
Published by Gecko Press in November 2011
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Poo Bum -

Karen Price    Mon Jul 21, 2014

My kids really love this book! Bright, bold, simple illustrations really complement the simple story and catch young kids' attention. They very quickly catch on to the repetition of "poo bum", and love to read along with me. I really like that this story uses colloquial language and breaks down boundaries around words often considered 'inappropriate'. It's great to see a book that refers to body parts/actions, and encourages kids to talk about them. A recommended read!

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Full Of Cheeky Homour. -

Deb    Mon Jul 21, 2014

It seems at once too simple and too complicated but this book struck just the right note with all three of my kids (aged 5, 3 and 1.5). It had them in fits of giggles and my son's face lights up whenever he sees the cover.

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Such A Fun Book! -

Ange Beaumont    Mon Jul 21, 2014

My 4 year old absolutely loves this book! Anything to do with toilet humour he finds absolutely hilarious so this is the perfect book for him. With super cute, colourful illustrations and a funny story your child will be reaching for this book over and over again at story time!

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So So Funny!! -

Bronwyn    Tue Oct 30, 2012

Such a funny book - my 3 year old boy loves it! Keeps those naughty words in check by making it ok to say them every now and again. What little boy wouldn't love this book full of funnies. Will be getting the next one out too

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Lauren Fischer (5 Years)    Tue Jul 24, 2012

At the beginning (and through the book), Simon the Rabbit says: 'Poo bum,' and at the end he says: 'Fart!' [Lots of chuckles] I like the bright, colourful pages. What I don't like about this book: I don't like that the wolf ate the rabbit! (But it is still a happy ending!)

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D Hardy    Tue Jun 19, 2012

My 28 month old loves this book. He knows when to say Poo Bum and Fart at the end without prompting!!! I read the story and he fills in the gaps per say. Lots of giggles and farts. Can't wait for the sequel Stupid Baby out in October.

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Will Be A Classic! -

Vickym    Sat Dec 3, 2011

We have just purchased this book for our four year old son...and he now knows it off by heart! That tells me its going to be around a long time, and I am sure it will delight lots of children...especially those little boys who seem to love those words like poo and bum! Its a nice easy story to read aloud and has brilliant bright endearing illustrations. We love it!

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Poo Bum By Stephanie Blake -

Zac    Mon Nov 7, 2011

Children of any age love toilet humour, so what better book to appeal to them than Poo Bum by Stephanie Blake. Once there was a little rabbit who could only say one thing - Poo Bum. Whenever his parents or his sister ask him to do something, this is what he says. But what happens when he meets a wolf who wants to eat him? Children are in fits of giggles even before you open the book and you know they're going to be rolling around on the floor by the end of it. The story and illustrations are so simple but they make a winning combination. The danger (and fun) of this book is that children start to join in with you. However, they don't see the surprise ending coming, which sends them into fits of giggles. Poo Bum is sure to be a favourite of children everywhere and the book that parents will have to read again and again.

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