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- author Jackie French

Wednesday 2 March 2011

Review: The Iddly Widdly Fiddly Poo

Ok, I've finally recovered from my laugher attack. Seriously. I think I coughed up Mt Rushmore after reading The Iddly Widdly Fiddly Poo, I laughed so hard.

Yes, some books do make you laugh. Some make you titter. Some make you smile so hard it hurts. But this Iddly Poo - oh boy, be prepared.

You see, there's a poo in the house. It's not in the toilet - oh no. Neither the kitchen floor. It's in the bath. That's right - do I sense the nodding of many a parental head right now?

But who did it? Was it mum, dad, grandad, the pet fish? And nevermind who actually did the deed... what on earth are we going to do with it, before mum goes quietly insane??

Author Daniel Corcoran has penned a hilarious, totally relatable book that parents will cack themselves over (scuse the pun) and kids will be entranced by. I defy any child not to stamp their foot and demand repeat reading after repeat reading of TIWFP.

Corcoran's superb illustrations add a depth and humour to the story that haul it out of the great-fun genre and plummet it into the hilarious. And not only is he a really clever guy, he's also a very generous one...

Corcoran actually wrote and self-published this book in support of a family friend, in memory of their baby daughter Elise who tragically died after a forceps delivery. The Elise Sneddon Foundation has raised over $100,000 for the Melbourne Royal Children's Hospital in the past five years - to be used for much needed equipment for the neo-natal unit.

100% of the proceeds from The Iddly Widdly Fiddly Poo go to the Neonatal Unit at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. Get yourself a copy, support an amazing cause (not to mention a talented author) and get ready to laugh. You can learn more about this wonderful book and purchase your copy right here.