Friday, November 19, 2010

The Butt Book Review and Give Away!

'The Butt Book' 
By: Artie Bennett
Illustrated By: Mike Lester

Format: Hardback
Published: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books; Dec. 2009
Pages: 32

Synopsis: Tall butts, short butts, round butts, flat butts. Butts on mummies and butts on mommies. Butts on giraffes and elephants and dogs and… FISH?
Yes, even fish butts are celebrated in this tribute to backsides, rumps, tushies, keisters, heinies, and derrieres. Dozens of funny rhymes and pages of laugh-out-loud pictures pay homage to a body part that keeps kids and grown-ups giggling with glee.

My Take: Now I know some parents out there may think this topic out there is inappropriate for children but I would put money on the fact that it would make most kids giggle and want to read the book and in the end, isn't that point the of books? To make them want to read? There is nothing obscene or naughty in this book at all. In fact it is super cute, full of bright colorful illustrations and rhymes, all about you guessed it, the butt!

This darling book talks about how everybody has one. How we've had them since the day we were born and they come in all different shapes and sizes and all the animals have them too so there is nothing to make fun of about them because they serve a purpose. I think in the end, the point is probably to take the potty humor out of it and just make us talk about our bodies with our kids on their level which is a good thing.

Giveaway Details: Now here's the wonderful part, the author sent me an extra signed copy to offer in a giveaway! All you have to do if fill out this form before midnight PST Friday December 3rd and you will be entered to win the free book. I will ship to anywhere in the United States. Good luck!

(Thank you to the author for sending me this book)


  1. This sounds like a cute book. I am always sending my 8 year old granddaughter books, and I'm sure she would get a kick out of this one. I just entered the contest. Thank you.

  2. My nephew would love this! Thanks for highlighting it!

  3. sounds like a fun read for the kids!

  4. I can hear the giggles already!

  5. My son would have LOVED this book when he was little!

  6. I am sure my great-nephew would adore this book!

  7. This sounds so funny and I can think of a dozen kids who would love this and parents too! :)


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