Whose Poop Is That?

Whose Poop Is That?

Poop! Ewwww! No, don't say "Ewwww." Ask, "Whose poop is that?" This simple, and yes, charming book asks this question about seven examples of animal poop. By investigating visual clues, young readers can learn to identify the animal through its droppings. For instance, find a sample of poop with bits of bone and tufts of hair. Turn the page to learn it came from a fox...

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Title:Whose Poop Is That?
Author:Darrin P Lunde
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ISBN:1570917981
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages

Whose Poop Is That? Reviews

  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    Sep 17, 2016

    This is an introductory book for curious young readers. Poop always fascinates young children and they will probably enjoy this book. It also provides an introduction to a bit of animal biology and nutrition. There are additional facts at the back of the book about poop and how scientists use it to learn about animals. I probably would have given this book a higher rating if it had used either more animals, or selected animals from one area. The animals in this book would not be found in the sam

    This is an introductory book for curious young readers. Poop always fascinates young children and they will probably enjoy this book. It also provides an introduction to a bit of animal biology and nutrition. There are additional facts at the back of the book about poop and how scientists use it to learn about animals. I probably would have given this book a higher rating if it had used either more animals, or selected animals from one area. The animals in this book would not be found in the same place, therefore anyone reading this book might encounter one or two of the animals that are mentioned.

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Penny Olson
    Oct 16, 2016

    I received an ecopy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

    A lot of kids will be interested in this book because it's about poop. In discussing poop, it presents a variety of animals, their habitats and what they eat, so it's a great way to learn some animal biology. The illustrations are really well done. My six-year old loved it and was very interested to learn that poop sometimes has worms in it. I only wish that the book was longer, with more types of poop.

  • Sandra
    Oct 24, 2016

    Although it might sound like an accusation, the title is actually a scientific inquiry. Using seven different animals as example, the author shows how many things we can learn from observing and studying (in the case of scientists) poop. In poop we can find bits of bones, feathers, fur, and twigs. Poop also has different appearance, shape, color depending on the animal and its diet. Sometimes something that looks like poop could be vomit, since this is another way animals waste undigested food.

    Although it might sound like an accusation, the title is actually a scientific inquiry. Using seven different animals as example, the author shows how many things we can learn from observing and studying (in the case of scientists) poop. In poop we can find bits of bones, feathers, fur, and twigs. Poop also has different appearance, shape, color depending on the animal and its diet. Sometimes something that looks like poop could be vomit, since this is another way animals waste undigested food. A list of facts at the end of the books adds some more interesting information like the importance of poop for the environment, and how it is used to build a nest, mark territory, or spread seeds.

    This topic is very interesting for kids. We all know kids love "gross stuff". The information is presented in a funny and concise way. The pictures illustrate well the differences between the different "samples" without being gross, and without distracting the attention from the nutritional and digestive facts being discussed. And the animals are cute. I really think this non fiction picture book will be a win.

    By the way... I never thought I would write a review with the word "poop" so many times in it...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Ronda
    Dec 12, 2016

    I can just imagine some of my younger students being absolutely fascinated by this book. For some, reading this book will mark the first time they realize that books can be about anything. Poop and bodily functions such as burping and passing gas, are popular things to talk about and this book offers a surprisingly tasteful, ahem, introduction to this most earthy of topics. Reminiscent of Who Pooped in the Park, this brief and simple volume highlights a variety of animals from different habitats

    I can just imagine some of my younger students being absolutely fascinated by this book. For some, reading this book will mark the first time they realize that books can be about anything. Poop and bodily functions such as burping and passing gas, are popular things to talk about and this book offers a surprisingly tasteful, ahem, introduction to this most earthy of topics. Reminiscent of Who Pooped in the Park, this brief and simple volume highlights a variety of animals from different habitats and includes a list of interesting scatological factoids. I would have rated it higher if there were some sense of scale.

  • Marilyn
    Jan 04, 2017

    Kid's will love this book! Anything about poop or pee is an instant hit and kids, being curious, want to find out all they can about such "gross" body functions.

    Lunde asks the question, "Whose poop is that? " Then through text and illustrations answers that question. He has chosen seven kinds of animals to highlight: fox, African elephant, panda bear, owl, Galapagos tortoises, gull and the extinct ground sloth.

    He exposes the animal's food habits and the end results coming out the other "end".

    Kid's will love this book! Anything about poop or pee is an instant hit and kids, being curious, want to find out all they can about such "gross" body functions.

    Lunde asks the question, "Whose poop is that? " Then through text and illustrations answers that question. He has chosen seven kinds of animals to highlight: fox, African elephant, panda bear, owl, Galapagos tortoises, gull and the extinct ground sloth.

    He exposes the animal's food habits and the end results coming out the other "end". For example...

    “Whose poop is that? It has a bunch of splinters in it,” Lunde asks, opposite what looks like a pile of pickles. The answer: a panda. “A panda eats mostly bamboo,” he continues. “A panda has to spend most of its day eating in order to get enough energy.”

    He cleverly has included at the back of the book some further information, "The Scoop on Poop", and "Animal Poop Facts." The illustrations are done in simple pen and ink and gives the reader a greater understanding of the subject matter. Two fun facts he includes in poop facts are:

    "A rabbit sometimes eats its poop in order to digest its food twice", and a wombat's poop is square."

    Who knew? Poop identification is very, very interesting indeed.

  • Kid Lit Reviews
    Jan 14, 2017

    This question is asked of readers many times. Can you guess correctly? From the basis of a clump of poop and a paw print, can you guess what animal left its scat?

    There is more to

    than identifying animals by their scat. Lunde weaves in interesting facts in both the pages and the back matter that includes “Animal Poop Facts” and “The Scoop on Poop.” Yes, kids might say a few “gross” or “yucks” along the way, but mostly they will be amazed and interested in

    This question is asked of readers many times. Can you guess correctly? From the basis of a clump of poop and a paw print, can you guess what animal left its scat?

    There is more to

    than identifying animals by their scat. Lunde weaves in interesting facts in both the pages and the back matter that includes “Animal Poop Facts” and “The Scoop on Poop.” Yes, kids might say a few “gross” or “yucks” along the way, but mostly they will be amazed and interested in what can be told about an animal just from the scat they leave behind. In addition to identifying the animal and what it has eaten, scientists can tell . . .

    Originally reviewed for The New York Journal of Books. To read the full review, go to:

  • Arminzerella
    Jan 24, 2017

    This was a lot of fun to discuss just among our staff! I could see it working well with a storytime or kids (as long as the excitement over getting to hear and say the word 'Poop' didn't get the better of them!). I only wish that more kinds of poop had been represented. Also, I'm intrigued by the shape of the wombat's poop - only mentioned briefly at the end. WHY? Why is it square? Deelightful. Also, would have been interesting to see actual photos of the poop.

  • Elizabeth Coates
    Jan 24, 2017

    What I've learned from working at the library and providing readers' advisory for parents and their kiddies is that little kids find poop and bodily functions to be HILARIOUS! This book is the perfect introduction to animal facts and non-fiction as the poop angle will keep a child riveted from cover to cover.

  • Alicia Scully
    Jan 28, 2017

    I didn't know how much I wanted a picture book about animal feces until I found this book. It's entertaining and informative, and it features a wide range of animals. A cute introduction to the world of animal poop.

    For: readers wanting to learn more about animals and their real bodily functions; storytellers who want a book sure to please kids of multiple ages.

    Possible red flags: the word "poop" appears a lot.

  • Liz
    Feb 27, 2017

    Interesting animal facts for curious young readers. Can you name the animal from the scat on the ground?