Everyone Poops


Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Books, Childhood, Childrearing, Family, Happiness, Life | Posted on 19-03-2017

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One of our favorite family books is Everyone Poops.

In case you don’t know this book, it should be part of every young child’s library. The book tells about how all living creatures, big and small, poop. Even insects. Even snakes.

My children and I have the lines memorized:

“A one hump camel makes a one hump poop. And a two hump camel makes a two hump poop. Just kidding.”

Publishers Weekly gave the book a horrible review, “Okay, so everyone does it–does everyone have to talk about it?”


It’s fun to poop! It’s fun to talk about poop! Poop is part of life!

And don’t we, as parents, want to raise our children to be happy and confident pooper?

The review goes on to say, “Call it what you will, by euphemism or by expletive, poop by any name seems an unsuitable picture book subject.”

Unsuitable to whom?

Unsuitable to people who have no sense of humor, obviously.

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Top 10 Children’s Books


Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Childrearing, Children, Children's Books, List, Memories, Mother, Mothering, Mothers and Daughters, Mothers and Sons, Parenting | Posted on 09-05-2012

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Here are some of our favorite children’s books:

  1. In The Night Kitchen (Classic. Creative.)
  2. Trouble at the Dinosaur Cafe (Empowering non-aggressive dinosaurs to take action.)
  3. Jamberry (Rhyming is fun. Pictures are peaceful and creative.)
  4. Owl Babies (Sweet and reassuring.)
  5. The Giving Tree (Classic. Beautiful, lovely tree. Each time we read this, we get pissed at the man who takes advantage of the tree.)
  6. The King, The Mice and The Cheese (Funny and clever. About getting along.)
  7. Everyone Poops (Funny. Great pictures. Simple message.)
  8. Sally on the Farm (Clever, wood-carved illustrations. You’ll love Sally the Black Labrador.)
  9. Goodnight Moon (Classic. Calming. Perfect book.)
  10. The Amazing Travels of Ingrid Our Turtle, by Land, Sea, Sky, Space! (You root for Ingrid, who travels the world at her own pace.)

I’d love to know your favorites…please share in the comments!

Reading is cool,


in the night kitchen

Poop Talk at the Dinner Table


Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Children's Books, Family | Posted on 28-10-2011

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Yeah. We talk about poop at our house. All the time. It’s funny. Everybody does it. Poop happens. One of our favorite books: Everyone Poops. That book is the best. You can see animals actually pooping. You can see poop in babies’ diapers. You learn that poop is all different sizes and shapes, even different smells. Love it!

Poop shouldn’t be a taboo subject at home. It should be a topic…at DINNER. Yep, we disgusted my sister-in-law once at dinner because we were talking about poop. She doesn’t have kids. Still doesn’t. Did we scare her off?

Maybe the family that talks about poop openly is more regular. I know one thing: just saying the word out loud makes me crack a smile. (Did I just say “crack?”)

One of my all-time favorite movie lines is in Harry Potter when Hagrid says, “Better out than in.”