Everyone Poops – but does everything poop?

by Melanie Edwards on October 18, 2008 · 2 comments

in a different perspective,Baby Girl,toddlers

You might have heard of the book Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi. Or maybe not. If you haven’t, check it out here.

I first heard of this book from a previous co-worker. She was a 1st grade teacher and is very much into literacy. She has a wealth of information in her brain regarding teaching children to read, various books, fun activities, you name it. I’ve been trying to get her to start a blog so she can share this information with all us mamis out there, but she’s a little hesitant still.

She suggested Everyone Poops to me for several reasons:

  1. She thinks the book is funny and cute.
  2. She thought my toddler daughter might like it.
  3. We were starting the very early stages of potty training.

We’ve read the book with my daughter a few times. I have to admit that it was a little weird to me at first, but then I embraced the silliness of it all. I mean, how can you not laugh at, “A one-hump camel makes a one-hump poop and a two-hump camel makes a two-hump poop… Only kidding!”

The other night my daughter asked me to read it for her.

We sat down on the couch and as I read the title and author’s name out loud to her, I could see that she was studying the cover of the book.

Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi
(image from Amazon.com)

She then said, “An apple poops???!!!”

I started to laugh and told her, “Well, no baby. You see, we eat an apple and then it goes in your tummy and then it comes out your bunda.” (Bunda is what we’ve come to call the butt.)

As soon as I started the sentence, I knew I was giving way too much information that wasn’t going to make sense. I saw it in her face. I swear I could see the wheels turning in her little head trying to figure out what I was saying.

She looked up at me, confused as ever and repeated, “An apple poops? Hahaha…NO, that’s so silly! Hee hee hee”

Indeed it is, baby girl.

Not Everyone Poops (Just You)
image by lodigs

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1 Alicia October 20, 2008 at 12:20 pm

We got this book as a joke gift years ago from a friend — this was before we had kids. I need to find it and pull it out to read to my son. He would love it!

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2 Modern Mami October 22, 2008 at 9:57 pm

I’m sure he would Alicia!

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