boys + poop = the perfect book for my son. He had an absolute blast learning about the different poop from animals. I now HAVE to buy a physical copy for his little library so he can keep enjoying it because he loved it that much!
Thank you NetGalley for this book!
Now I know why my dogs eat poop. And more importantly, why I don’t eat it!
The cover says it all…poop, it’s what’s for dinner! An informative and silly way of going through all the different animals and insects that may eat their own poop—or others—and the benefits of doing so. I definitely walked away having learned some answers to questions I didn’t think I’d ever have.
Though towards the end I’ll admit, I thought it was going to touch on why humans should eat their own poop, thankfully it did not! Phew!
This book also unlocks memories of reading a similar story as a child about how everyone poops!
A delightfully disgusting informative book with tons of kid appeal! I particularly appreciate how the author dabbles in comparative anatomy by examining different digestive systems and connecting that to what might at first glance just seem like a disgusting habit. I'll definitely add this to my classroom library and I know my students will be lining up to read it.
Why? This is a little too graphic for the age it’s intended and just really gross. Not for me or my students.
What an excellent book for later elementary children! This book give such great detailed information about animals digestive processes and eating habits in simple terms that make it understandable for children. I bet even an older reader reading aloud to a child will learn from this book. Wonderfully colored illustrations as well.
This is a fun, fascinating, and informative look at why some animals need to eat poop, and why humans don't. This rather gross subject matter is handled with a light, humorous touch, and made cheerier with delightful illustrations by Florence Weiser.
In all, this is an enjoyable explanation of a necessary function.
Absolutely perfect book for an elementary school collection! Perfect balance of silly/gross/informative! This will fly off the shelves.
Thanks to Netgalley and Lerner Press for the ARC of this!
Very interesting, quick, and easy read about animals that eat poop and why they do it. I didn’t realize there were so many reasons to ingest poop! This led to interesting discussions with my kids.
A very informative book about why animals eat poop. This is a subject that will facinate my upper elementary students. Parts disgusting and parts fascinating, this book gives detailed answers about why some animals injest their own or others feces. Some of these were familiar to me (I raised rabbits as a child) and other were completely new to me (baby elephants). I will certainly purchase this book for my library and look forward to seeing which students are eager to check it out.
A good, scientific reference for kids. The topic alone will have them interested; the text + illustrations will keep them interested to the end. Glad the author included why humans don’t eat poop b/c animal needs do make it sound like it’d be healthy for us, too. Yuck ;)
Like many libraries, we have library pets. These just so happen to eat their own poop. So this book is also good for us personally to explain that it’s ok to kids.
My son is obsessed with anything to do with farting and poop and thinks it's hilarious. Needless to say, he loved this book and found it fascinating. It's a non-fiction book about animals that literally eat poop! Lots of interesting facts and his favorite to learn about was the dung beetle. I didn't know a lot of the information and was properly grossed out which made him laugh even harder. We ended up looking up some of the animals online to learn more about them.
I received a copy from NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions in the review are my own.
The title will definitely appeal to kids, especially boys. I think they'll be intrigued about the subject to read it. Lots of great information in here - I learned some new facts!
Seriously, what kid doesn’t think poop is hilarious?! Sara Levine found a way to make poop educational and entertaining. I’m not sure how it’s possible, but she did it!
I had no idea so many animals eat poop, but I’m even more impressed with all the seemingly sound reasons for doing so.
A+ for educational illustrations and text!
My 4 and 7 year olds love it. I expect that they’ll be teaching their grandparents why each of these animals might eat poop. 🤣
This was such an educational read for children! The book goes into detail explaining how animals such as the butterfly eat poop! They go on to explain other wonders, such as some animals eat their own poop. While others eat their young’s poop, some of the young eat their moms! They even explain why we don’t eat ours and shouldn’t! There are a few words that are really big I think for most children to pronounce, but that’s how we learn knew words. The artwork that goes along with the book is very eye catching and detailed. Colorful and active. This was such a fun and educational book to review. Thank you to NetGalley for the opportunity to review thIs interesting new book!
A book for the budding animal lover. It goes through why some animals decide to eat poop and what it does for them.
Oh em gee, this book is absolutely awesome!
I love it how it is in fact non-fiction and there are true facts about animals and poop and eating. But it is presented in such a way that there are laugh-out-loud drawings, and the facts are worded in a way that makes them make sense, instead of being gross. Animals are weird, right? And nature is weird also, right? This book helps make sense of some of the weirdness out there and does it in a fun and entertaining way.
This was a disgustingly cute book and I really learned a lot about animal digestive systems and why some animals eat poop.
Is it weird to say I loved a book about poop? This book was full of hilarious illustrations of animals who eat poop and information about why they do. I had no idea that some of the animals mentioned eat poop or even why. One of the most interesting facts is that baby birds have mucus sacks of pee and poop that their mothers pick up to clean the nest and sometimes ingest for the extra nutrients. (Sorry if that was TMI but you are reading a review for a book entitled "Poop for Breakfast" so you must've seen this coming.)
Kids will love this book undoubtably. I think kids in second grade and up could read this independently, as far as reading level. But kids of all ages would enjoy this as a read aloud!
Kids will be fascinated by this very informative book. I learned a lot of vocabulary as well as about animal eating habits. My middle schoolers like anything remotely gross, so the title alone will interest them.
I've never gagged so much while reading a kids book, but I also haven't been so entertained or informed lol. This one is super interesting and off the wall. I really didn't think this was a book anyone needed to make, but by the end, I actually felt informed. But it still made me feel ill hahaha.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the free copy in exchange for this honest review.