Did you just do a double take at the title of the book this week? Yes, there is actually a book for children called The Butt Book. Not only is this a book, it is an experience. Reading this is a time where you and your entire family can laugh, learn, and enjoy a book about your rump. Or if you prefer, you may call it your backside, rump, tushie, keister, heinie, derriere, or any other name you please. The end product is a fun book.
I first read about The Butt Book via a Tweet and went to check out the review. After reading this, I knew it was a book that I had to get for my family. We have read the book numerous times. NHL has read it to JSL. I have read it to the entire family at dinner (don’t judge – I had a captive audience). Nana read it to JSL. I honestly think we will be buying this after I return it to the library.
More about The Butt Book:
Tall butts, short butts, round butts, flat butts.
Butts on mummies and butts on mommies.
Butts on giraffes and elephants and dogs and… FISH?
Yes, even fish butts are celebrated in this tribute to backsides, rumps, tushies, keisters, heinies, and derrieres. Dozens of funny rhymes and pages of laugh-out-loud pictures pay homage to a body part that keeps kids and grown-ups giggling with glee.
The Butt Book – Written by Artie Bennett – Illustrated by Mike Lester – Bloomsbury Children’s Books – January 2010 – ISBN 978-1-59990-311-8 – $16.99 – Ages 4-8
What We Thought:
I think it is safe to assume that our entire family loved the book. We have not laughed and enjoyed a book like this in quite a while. As a parent, it is nice to find a story that captures the attention of not only the adults, but my seven and three year old boys. Even the teacher in me thinks that this book could have some fun enrichment opportunities in the classroom. Sure, kids will have to get their giggles out from using the word butt, after this it has a lot of extensions.
The fun words by Artie Bennett are captured beautifully in the hilarious illustrations by Mike Lester. The two go together and really make this book even more special. Of course, now that we have read this book, I want to know more titles by the author. When I went to his website, there is also a section all about The Butt Book. In this section there is a backstory of the book (love the puns), outtakes, words for butt (he lists 54), butt trivia, and a classic butt joke. I know my seven year old will get a kick out of this extension of the story. We will also be looking for additional books by the author to check into.
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Disclosure: I took this book out of our local library compliments of our tax money. The opinions expressed in the review are my own and were in no way influenced by anything. The widget within the review is an Amazon Affiliate where I will receive a percentage of money for the sale of the books should you opt to buy the book mentioned. As previously mentioned, I do plan on purchasing this book for my family since we enjoyed it so much.
Right now our boys (age 9 and 7) are reading Captain Underpants. Last month it was Diary of a Wimpy kid.
That is funny! My daughter would love this book.
Sounds hilarious! It’s good not to take life too seriously and have fun!
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