What Do They Do With All That Poo?

What Do They Do With All That Poo? by Jane Kurtz

Reviewed by Lindsay Williams, RSES Library Media Specialist

February 6, 2020

If you have a child who is a student in kindergarten, first grade, or second grade, they might have come home talking about "the poo book" last week. What Do They Do With All That Poo? is one of the nominees for the Kentucky Bluegrass Award this year, and the students and I have been reading all the nominees so they can submit their votes and help select this year's winner. As of right now, this has been their favorite!

What Do They Do With All That Poo? starts off by teaching kids a little about what poo is made of and then goes on to provide fun facts about the poo of different zoo animals, such as giraffes and lions. The information is actually very interesting, and I found that I learned a lot myself! For example, I did not know that wombat poo is cube-shaped or that scientists can't figure out why sloths refuse to use the bathroom from the safety of tree branches. After providing information about zoo animal poo, the book then explains all the different things zoos do with it. Kids learn about compost, what scientists learn from studying animal poo, and how paper can be made from elephant poo. 

This book is very interesting and teaches kids about a subject they find silly in a way that helps them learn about animals and our environment. The illustrations are full of bright colors and animal characters, and you will be sure to hear "Ewwwww!" with nearly every turn of the page. 

What Do They Do With All That Poo? is available at the RSES library and through all major book retailers.

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