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Wednesday 19 July 2023

Review: Poo Face

The versatile Andrew Daddo with his usual humour and light-heartedness, presents another unusual theme.

He has chosen a unique way to feature the importance of this bodily function and show children that everything living does it.

The individual way it is approached by animals, birds in flight, giraffes, pandas, monkeys, frogs or fish, adults, or children, produces a facial expression on everyone and everything indulging in a satisfying poo.

Many children find it gross.

 Others avoid doing it for days. Some can’t stand the smell. 

Yet dogs and cats depend on smell to find the perfect place to do it. 

What is in must come out, is what we teach our young ones no matter how distasteful they find it.

Poo Face makes it funny. The potty or toilet is a friend, even an escape. This book has embraced all the elements involved in a good dump and allows humour to take the place of negative beliefs and outlooks.

Jonathan Bentley’s illustrations transform a difficult subject into an acceptable and even enjoyable experience.

Beautiful visuals from start to finish. A stunning cover with bright yellow end pages support the happy, humorous atmosphere of the story.

Title: Poo Face
Author: Andrew Daddo
Illustrator: Jonathan Bentley
Publisher: Puffin Books, $17.99
Publication Date: 20 May 2023
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781761045776
For ages: 3 – 5
Type: Picture Book