September 28, 2014

[Book Review] The Butt Book by Artie Bennett


I received a copy of this picture book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.


The Butt Book was absolutely adorable. If you happened to read my review of Belches, Burps, and Farts--Oh My! by the same author, this book is much in the same vein as that. Both are humorous, education books about topics that might be a bit taboo in a lot of families, schools, or other environments but provide easy giggles to youngsters around picture book age.

The Butt Book was every bit as good as Belches, Burps, and Farts--Oh My!, quickly rolling through a lot of information--from some global words for "butt" to a brief look at some interesting animal butts to the various human uses for the butt (kid-friendly, of course!)--with cute rhymes and some wacky drawings (I'm particularly fond of the picture of an absolutely deadpan, disinterested bald eagle with the most hilariously overemphasized butt--it's amazing). As with Belches, Burps, and Farts, I imagine kids are going to giggle their way through this and pick up some fun facts along the way. And I doubt they're going to forget what they learned any time soon.

I definitely recommend this to any parent looking for a fun but educational read for their children or students, and I'd say that it's a great idea to read it in conjunction with Belches, Burps, and Farts--Oh My!. They make a surprisingly great set, and I'm thinking I'm going to need to keep an eye out for more of this style of educational picture book. They're quite fun to read--totally the kind of thing I would've loved as a kid--and I'd love to be able to at some point create and share a list of recommended "edutainment" books. In the meantime, I'll be reading Bennett's Poopendous! next; hopefully it's just as good.

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