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What Do They Do with All That Poo?

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Find out what happens to all of the poo at the zoo in this funny and factual picture book!

There are so many different kinds of animals at the zoo, and they each make lots and lots (and sometimes LOTS!) of poo. So what do zoos do with all of that poo? This zany, fact-filled romp explores zoo poo, from cube-shaped wombat poo to white hyena scat, and all of the places it ends
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published June 19th 2018 by Beach Lane Books
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Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I absolutely loved all of the facts in this book! I can totally picture reading this with my nephews and having them laugh their heads off and also learn a bunch. The only problem is the answer to the title question is anti-climactic and also a little unclear (weirdly). I feel like this book's strength isn't the answer to the title question but instead the cool facts about each animal throughout.

Also, I'm not sure how much of a problem this is for most children's science books, but I fear this c
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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There is a lot I like about this book. First off, the illustrations are nice (even when they are picturing poo). It kind of reminds me of Curious George.

Secondly, they have two sizes of fonts of each page. The bigger font with a contrasting color is short and rhymes. This makes it great to read to younger children who might not sit through a lot text. The smaller text at the bottom, which is a different shade of the background, blends in more with the page but not enough that it is hard to read.
Yamile Méndez
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: june-2018
Oh! I love dit soooo much!
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
A fascinating read about the different kinds of poop zoo animals have and the various ways they are used afterwards.
Baby Bookworm
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Hello, friends! Our book today is What Do They Do With All That Poo?, written by Jane Kurtz and illustrated by Allison Black, a wild and wonderful look at zoo animals’ poo.

There are lots and lots of animals at the zoo, and they have lots and lots to eat. And well, you know what comes next – they poo! There are as many types of poop as there are different animals: small and hard, big and stinky,
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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What Do They Do With All That Poo?

Written by Jane Kurtz @writerjanie

Illustrated by Allison Black @alisonblackillustration

Published by Beach Lane Books @simonkids

Thank you to #blueslipmedia for sharing a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

I never thought I’d be reviewing a book with poo in the title, but after reading this nonfiction book I’m so happy I agreed to do just that! I can imagine reading this during a storytime to 4-7 year olds. The kids won’t be ab
Cindy Hudson
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What Do They Do With All That Poo? by Jane Kurtz taps into the fascination most kids have with the concept that everything poops. On a tour of zoo animals Kurtz sneaks in education about what animals eat and how that affects the waste that comes out of their bodies.

For instance, “a penguin shoots its poo out in a fishy-smelling streak.” Since penguins don’t have teeth, “fish go through them fairly rapidly.” Kids learn about hippos using dung to mark their territory, wombats pooping cube shapes,
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever visited the zoo and wondered what the heck they do with ALL the animal poo? I'm sure it's a question many of the little readers in your life have asked...well, author Jane Kurtz has answered this very question in her fun, factual, and delightful new picture book What Do They Do With All That Poo? 

Kurtz tackles this smelly topic with charming humor, simple and easily understood text, and fascinating poo facts. From positively astonishing poo facts (wombats have square poo! bats have
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What Do They Do With All That Poo? by Jane Kurtz, illustrated by Allison Black. PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION. Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schuster), 2018. $18. 978-4818-7986-8


This book is all about the poo in a zoo, from who makes what kind, to what happens to it at the end of the day. The book includes a rhythmic and rhyming text paired with a section on each page that offers more in depth information.

Do not be put off by the stinky subject matter! This book has bright and en
Mrs Mommy Booknerd
This book was pretty interesting. I loved learning all about the different kinds of poo. I know that sounds pretty strange, but it was quite fascinating. I never knew that Sloths creep down from trees to poo or that wombat's poo is cube-shaped. It was also cool to learn about what they do with all that poo at the zoo and how it can help the environment. It is a book that kids will find super funny and interesting at the same time. A great book for schools and home.
Alina Borger
Jane read this tonight at a faculty reading--and color me delighted. She read the story first--a silly, lyric, rhyming narrative about what a zoo does with its poo. Then she went back and read the non fiction captions on each page--what poops are made of and how they impact the animals, the world, the zoo. My kids would have LOVED this book and I know my niece and nephew will too.
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Funny & informative. My first grader enjoyed this book, and now proceeds to tell everyone what she learned (such as "Bat poo sparkles because they eat iridescent bugs). A good nonfiction books for kids.
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Another one I saw in a book shop in Grand Cayman and just had to get, especially because of my love of zoos. I love the little facts throughout the book and the ending! I will try to purchase this for my school library as I think many students will get a kick out of it.
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
You gotta love a book all about animal poop.

The illustrations are bold and neat. The telling of different animals and their poop, and then what happens to that poop, is very interesting and told at an appropriate target audience level.
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
LOVED this! Wish that the question had been answered a bit more concretely at the end, but all the facts throughout about the animals' poo were brilliant, and the illustrations were fun. Wombat poo is square?! Amazing!
Hilarious and very informative. Who knew? My nephew will love this.

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Katie Reilley
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My 4th and 5th grade students are going to love this book! Told in rhyme, it introduces the reader to multiple animals and provides factual information on the animals’ droppings. The book also addresses what zoos do with all the animals’ poo. Lots of neat nonfiction information!
Beth Kakuma-Depew
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, picture-books
The larger text is funny and rhyming, and perfect for the pre-school set. The smaller text gives more information for older siblings. The information at the back gives parents the ability to research further. This is a great addition to Zoo based storytimes!
Maria Caplin
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science
Thinking about life science - great NF facts about different animals poo along with fun illustrations. Also includes some great math.
Lisa Smith
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Adorable, educational, and delightful to my inner child
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good one!
Jul 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is so fun and informative! I was hoping for more fun facts or additional information in the back of the book, but was left wanting more. Kids will really enjoy this book.
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Shelves: zoo, non-fiction
Kind of ends abruptly. But loved learning about all the animals!
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Jane Kurtz was born in Portland, Oregon, but when she was two years old, her parents moved to Ethiopia. Jane grew up in Maji, a small town in the southwest corner of the country.
Since there were no televisions, radios, or movies, her memories are of climbing mountains, wading in rivers by the waterfalls, listening to stories, and making up her own stories, which she and her sisters acted out for
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