Written towards children in grades 2-5, POOP: A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE UNMENTIONABLE by Nicola Davis is an entertaining book that, through a scientific viewpoint, explains just how interesting and marvelous feces really is. The book mainly tackles poop from the perspective of animals, but there are some references to people and their poop. The book explores the different shapes and colors of poop and why they look that way, why animals (including people) need to poop, what can be learned by examining poop, how poop decays, and how poop can be useful. The illustrations from Neal Layton that accompany the text provide a lot of additional humor to what some children might find as a disgusting subject. Everybody poops and although this book is full of it, it's a very entertaining and educational book that many children will probably enjoy reading.
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