Monday, April 29, 2013

Non-Fiction Monday: Get the Scoop on Animal Poop! by Dawn Cusick

From Lions to Tapeworms: 251 Cool Facts about Scat, Frass, Dung, and More! 80 p. Charlesbridge Publishing Inc., February, 2012. 9781936140428. (Purchased.)

Well. The title just about says it all, doesn't it? If that isn't hook enough, the cover photograph just reels the reader in. But lest you think this an 80 page excuse just to yuck it up over bodily functions, there's real science embedded in this invitation to a marathon of potty humor. 

It's slightly over-sized and crammed full of full-color photos of animals pooping, animals rolling in poop, animals eating poop, animals that look like poop and so much more. It's a browser's dream, although I often found myself wanting more information. 

Pages are colorful, the font is large and it's a surprisingly attractive book considering the subject matter. I made the mistake of reading it while eating thinking it was just a humorous romp through poo. Well, my stomach did some flip-flops and I had to stop reading and eating.

There's a glossary of terms at the end that is helpful, but strangely, not alphabetized.

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