Friday, October 8, 2010

The Butt Book by Artie Bennett

Here's a book with an uncommon subject matter:  butts.  How many books have you read that celebrated butts?  This is my first one, too.

This children's picture book is published by Bloomsbury USA Children's Books and the author provided me with a copy for review.  It has been published and is available at your local bookstore.

What intrigued me about this book was the idea it was about "butts" and done in a humorous manner for children.  Mike Lester is the illustrator, and his pictures make the silly subject matter come to life.  Mr. Bennett is very good at rhyming "punny" humor and creating a story that children will enjoy reading.  He even introduces some foreign countries terms for them.  In England, they call them "bums".

He also ventures into the world of animals and shows where their butts are located.  He  points out one animal who does NOT have a butt.  You'll have to read the book to find out which one...

This would be best for children between 4-6.  They will find reading about butts is fun, they'll laugh at the illustrations and they'll have fun learning to how to pronounce some new words.  After all, it's reading about a body part you don't talk about much, how could it not be fun for them?

Visit your local bookstore and take a look at the luscious illustrations and check out Mr. Bennett's prose.  I'm sure you'll agree it's a winning combination. 

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