Or, rather, would you read these books to your kid?
The Story of Little Mole Searching for Whodunit
From Amazon: Since its first publication in 1993, this book has charmed readers young and old with its unconditionally candid tale that raises bathroom humor to new heights. Splendidly straightforward and comic, it is at first unbelievable and then irresistible.
When Little Mole looks out of his hole one morning—PLOP!—something lands on his head. Whodunit? Now a new generation of readers will enjoy this one-of-a-kind, stinky, and delightful story for the first time.
This book talks about the different kinds of…whodunits…that animals make. Apparently, kids love it.
Walter the Farting Dog
From Amazon: We hold this truth to be self-evident: farting makes kids laugh. Walter, an apologetic-looking dog adopted from the pound, passes gas morning, noon, and night, no matter what he eats, whether it’s a 25-pound bag of low-fart dog biscuits, cat food, or fried chicken. On the bright side, “If Uncle Irv let one slip, he just went and stood near Walter.” When Father reaches the limit of his patience with Walter’s flatulence, he decides the pooch is once again pound-bound, despite Betty and Billy’s pleading. Poor Walter knows his days are numbered and “He resolved to hold in his farts forever.” That very night, two burglars break into Walter’s family’s house, and (you can see where this is going) Walter gasses the burglars with a “hideous cloud” that forces them to drop their loot and run into the clutches of the police officers, “choking and gasping for air.” The next morning Father and Mother discover Walter has saved the day–or at least their silverware and VCR. “And so the family learned to live with Walter, the hero dog. And that is the end of our tail.” (Or is it? Fans will be pleased to discover the next book Walter the Farting Dog: Trouble at the Yard Sale.) Audrey Colman’s highly stylized illustrations, imbued with a surreal, Monty Pythonesque collage look, are as absurdly comical as this silly story that is purely powered by natural gas. (Ages 5 to 8) –Karin Snelson
I don’t think I could read this book to my child without guffawing like an 8-year-old boy. It’s my dad’s fault that I think farting is funny.
Ten Stinky Babies
The first line:
One had his diaper changed
And then there were nine!
Somehow, poopy diapers isn’t as funny as a farting dog, or even a mole searching for who defecated on him. But maybe it’s just me?
No! That’s Wrong!
No! That’s Wrong! is about a rabbit who fortuitously finds some red lacy panties when they blow off a laundry line and thinks they belong on his head. I think it would be totally hilarious, but again, I think farting is funny. And kids think it’s hilarious when you put things where they don’t belong. Like underpants on your head.
So what do you think? Would you read these books to your kid?