Whose Poop Is That? (yes, that says poop) is not a crappy book. It is refreshing. Darrin Lunde created a good, solid introduction for the young child about animal waste. It tells you about what animals eat. And at the end, the afterwards also gives facts about animals not talked about and their poop. This book is not gross, but straight forward and scientific. The illustrations are drawings, so you are not even getting to see the “real deal,” just a representation of the results. Kelsey Oseid’s illustrations are simply fun.
Some of the facts you might not be aware of. Did you know owl pellets are not poop? Or did you know the bonus fact that will fill that emptiness in your soul: Wombat poop is square? (I did not. And now I can live a happy, fulfilled life).
Everything is aimed at the younger child. The text, illustrations and the way it is presented. It does not use euphemisms but is not vulgar either. And while you cannot say it is a non-fiction book, it is what I would call a “non-fiction story.” Poop is real, no two ways around it, but Lunde’s way of presenting it is as if it was just a story about animals.
It is an amusing book. Not humorous, but cozy. I read it quickly on a five-minute break, but to read with the child you can take your time, guessing which animal belong to which pile of meadow muffins. This book could be a companion while you are potty training your own child.