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Poo Bum by Stephanie Blake

January 3, 2012

Poo Bum by Stephanie Blake. Pub. Gecko Press Ltd. 2011.

I read this to a group of young children and they laughed and laughed and made me read it again. Then after I had finished my talk to them about other titles they wanted to hear it again. Some praise.

The difficult thing though was that the adults in the room were not too sure. I always was because it is earthy, it is a cautionary tale and it is funny.

It is about a little rabbit called Simon who can or will only say two words “Poo Bum”. He ends up being eaten by a wolf and later saved by his father who is a doctor.

Does he learn from his experience? Decide for yourself.

Simple and colourful illustrations that will attract children and initially easy text but some big words towards the end that will need explanation.

Originally published in France in 2002, it adds an international flavour to any picture book collection and a load of fun too.

Juniors seniors and adults will enjoy this politically incorrect picture book.

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