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Everyone Poops [Paperback]

Taro Gomi
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

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Oct. 1 2001 My Body Science

"Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi is part biology textbook, part sociological treatise and all celebration of a very natural process. Both my daughters begged me to read the book over and over again. They marveled at the enormity of the elephant`s poop and searched with the skill of a scientist for the tiny specks which represent bug poop. The text is simple and straightforward but not without humor.


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From Publishers Weekly

"An elephant makes a big poop. A mouse makes a tiny poop," and so the text goes, describing all sorts of creatures and people who eat and thus defecate. Ages 18mos.-4yrs.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1-- Well yes, they do, but does anyone really need an entire book on the subject? In this Japanese import, readers are informed on page one that "an elephant makes a big poop, a mouse makes a tiny poop." Later on, they are told that it comes in different shapes, colors, and smells, and that, depending on who is doing it, it is done in different places. The summarizing statement is that "all living things eat, so everyone poops." However, there is never any explanation offered as to why. Overall, the text is merely a series of rather dull pictures of back ends of people on toilets and animals, with captions identifying them and occasionally posing questions such as "What does a whale's poop look like?" (No answer is provided.) There is even a little joke: "A one hump camel makes a one hump poop. And a two hump camel makes a two hump poop. Just kidding." I wish I were. --Denise L. Moll, Lone Pine Elementary School, West Bloomfield, MI
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very funny book to aid toilet learning Dec 30 2000
Format:Hardcover
A hilarious book showing many kinds of animals, their poop, and describing where and how they poop (e.g. while walking). Also reviewed are the ways a baby poops in a diaper, small child in a potty, and older children and adults on a toilet. Hysterical graphics such as rear view of child sitting on toilet with the poop in midair, which we see between the gap in his buttock cheeks. Other scenes demonstrate how the toilet is flushed and the poop is washed down the pipes.
Illustrations are cartoon like. This was originally published in Japan and therefore the human characters are all Asian. How lucky for us English-speaking parents to have this translated version!
The goal of this book is to review with the child the progression of moving from diapers to toilets. It is a funny way to talk about poop with the child. Every child who has seen our book laughs out loud. Many adults who have seen our book think it is so funny. The exception is my husband who thinks this is just gross. If you need to interject some humor in the toilet learning process, read this to your child!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars poop poopedoop March 18 2004
Format:Hardcover
I puchased this book for my 2 1/2yr old. He thinks it is hilarious. Kids don't think of poop as taboo. Why make them? It's no secret what you're doing in there. Not only did this book help with potty training, but got him reading more again after a bit of book bordom. As a bonus--most adults that find it in my house either remember it fondly or get a good laugh. :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GROW UP ALREADY!!!! March 17 2004
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I found Everyone Poops to be very helpful in explaining the process to my 2 years old. It not only explains the process but it can help teach too; my daughter finally understands why she goes poop. Isnt that the purpose of the book, to teach? The Editorial reviews are closed minded. WHY NOT HAVE A BOOK ON POOP? If you can not explain your childs body to them, then you have no business being a parent! People need to get over the problems that they have discussing the human body. From sex to poop; Our kids need to know that their body is nothing to be ashamed of!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book for teaching toddlers about poop March 4 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
My husband was very skeptical about this book when I showed it to him. But after reading it a few times with my 2 year old he feels that it was a great choice.

My daughter loves reading this book. We can talk to her about how poop is normal and everyone does it. She reads the book on her own and has remembered the words to almost every page.

The illustrations are cute. Some picture are hard to see like the one of the alligator because all of the colors are so dark.

Fantastic book for parents introducing the potty or toilet teaching to their children.
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By NW
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
The topic being discussed warrants depictions of poop, but I was expecting wittier text to accompany the illustrations. I also don't find the illustrations particularly interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It works Oct. 29 2013
Format:School & Library Binding|Verified Purchase
My daughter has been regularly trying out the potty since reading this book. It's quite a funny read and although she's not ready to potty train yet, it's giving her ideas
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the soon to be potty trained... Sept. 4 2000
Format:Hardcover
This book explores every type of poop imaginable. Its size and the owner of the various types of poop from an elephant to a camel. Three year olds are fascinated by the subject. I bought this book when my son was two and he did not express any interest until about 3. Young girls may be interested sooner. This book explains that everyone poops and that poop is the byproduct of our food. Written in clear language with simple and tasteful illustrations, especially considering the subject, this book is for all parents of children who will soon be potty training. Highly recommended. There is simply no other book like it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Jan. 3 2000
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
This book lets toddlers know that it is OK to poop and that everyone does it. It is good for potting training, especially kids who don't want to release the BM in the toilet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars review
My kids loved this book! It made them laugh. They loved the subject. The pictures were funny. They enjoyed the book. It made the parents laugh too.
Published on Dec 15 2011 by Ingrid
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Experience
The book arrived in good condition and was reasonably prompt. Also a good book. It was hard to kind this book at retailers in Canada, it was pleasant to purchase this.
Published on Aug. 29 2011 by I. Macneil
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for teaching children bathroom habits
My preschooler enjoys this story and is learning about the functions of his body at the same time which is helpful to me his Mom.
Published on June 17 2009 by A. Thiara
4.0 out of 5 stars makes it's point
Ordered this book along with some others for a "potty party". This is one my three year old wants to keep reading. It's okay, but a little graphic at the end! Read more
Published on March 2 2009 by J. Cochrane
5.0 out of 5 stars even my therapist loves it
thank god for this book. i used to only poop in jars in the safety of my dark closet and then i would quietly hide the jars over the ceiling tiles in the northwest corner of the... Read more
Published on July 14 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Cold Hard Truth
A wonderful book for the entire family. Great for children!
Published on June 20 2004 by Edward Titus
5.0 out of 5 stars A Potty Literature Classic
i think any child beginning potty training should have this book. it's humorous, has appealing illustrations, and (i think) teaches we shouldn't be ashamed of natural processes. Read more
Published on June 5 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars ITS POOPTASTIC!!!!!!!!
I recently purchased this book for my 3 year 2 month 7 day 14 min. and 13 sec. old son. He used to call his poop sh*t. Read more
Published on May 24 2004 by satisfied parent
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
i opened up the book and read it aloud and was cracking up it was so cute! i bought the book for my 3 year old son who has been very apprehensive about pooping in the potty. Read more
Published on May 17 2004 by c riley
1.0 out of 5 stars Left my child very confused...
First of all, what's up with the apple on the cover of this book? My child now thinks that not just everyone, but everyTHING poops! Read more
Published on May 5 2004
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