What Do They Do With All That Poo? (Jane Kurtz)

Hello, friends! Our book today is What Do They Do With All That Poo?, written by Jane Kurtz and illustrated by Allison Black, a wild and wonderful look at zoo animals’ poo.

There are lots and lots of animals at the zoo, and they have lots and lots to eat. And well, you know what comes next – they poo! There are as many types of poop as there are different animals: small and hard, big and stinky, even cube-shaped! But what do zoos do with all that manure? The answers just might surprise you!

Well, that is definitely a subject I haven’t seen in a picture book before, but honestly? It was really cool! The friendly, colorful illustrations keep things bright and innocuous, and the bouncy rhyming text is informative and entertaining. What’s great is the way the book destigmatizes scat, showing kids that science is everywhere, and offers some truly fascinating looks into zoo animals’ biology, their behavior, and the science of scat. JJ loved the adorable animals, and the length was great. The ending is a little abrupt, but I can see this being a fun read for young science and/or animals lovers, even a potty-training aide! Informative and unique, and it’s Baby Bookworm approved!

(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by a representative of the author in exchange for an honest review.)

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