cover image Where Do You Poop?

Where Do You Poop?

Agnese Baruzzi, trans. from the Italian by Maria Russo. MineditionUS/Russo, $11.99 (16p) ISBN 978-1-66265-042-0

As the animals portrayed in this board book head to do their business, each is asked a revealing question: “And where do YOU poop?” A blue cat perched over a litter box answers in rhyming text, “When I have to go/ My eyes start to glitter/ At the calm, lovely sight/ Of my dear kitty litter!” On another spread, an elephant displaying its derrière answers, “When that big rumbling starts/ I know just what’s the matter/ I plop it on the ground/ With a glorious clatter!” Alongside saturated cartoon illustrations by Baruzzi, interactive pull-out tabs show the reader each animal’s yield—a neat coil for the kitty, a “thin line” for a goldfish. The pull tab pivots away from sharing scat for the last shown routine: a white-skinned, brown-haired child on a toilet of their own. A demonstrative, normalizing call for young readers to embrace their own bathroom ritual via the porcelain throne. Ages 1–3. ([em]May) [/em]