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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Kid Konnection: The Butt Book by Artie Bennett

The Butt Book by Artie Bennett, illustrated by Mike Lester (Rated: C)
Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
ISBN: 978-1599903118
Published Dec 22, 2009
Hardcover, 32 pages

That's right. This is a book about...butts! That unsung body part men don't talk about, women fret over, and children joke about. In a nutshell, this book is pure fun. The illustrations are simply hilarious. My son kept pointing out things I didn't even notice. My daughter and I loved the play on words, the rhymes and the reasoning that made us think, “Hey, my butt is important!”

Believe it or not, apart from being funny, this book is educational. We didn't realize how many words there are for butt. And the text is intelligent and insightful. Best of all, this book helps a child appreciate all his body parts, and why we are made the way we are. As my son concluded, “Butts are cool!”

Highly recommended for that silly kid in your life and for parents who want to have a rollicking good  time with their children while reading.

Disclosure: Thanks to the author for sending me this book for review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.

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7 comments :

  1. I know this book would have gotten lots of giggles in our house when our son was young.

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  2. Booking Son really liked this book too. And as a mom, I liked that it was cute rather than filled with potty humor.

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  3. The scratchboard art in this book is also worth mentioning and a pretty amusing medium for the theme if you think about it.

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  4. @Brimful Curiosities
    True! And my son really took note of the illustrations.

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  5. Sounds hilarious. But I would totally disagree with the statement that men don't talk about butts!

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  6. @Mom and Kiddo

    You're right! Men talk about butts differently from us women. I won't go into the specifics of these differences though. LOL

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  7. Oh, the book sounds very interesting. I usually pick one book from WMCIR linky to request from the library, and this is definitely the one. Thanks for joining WMCIR!

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