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Dec 12 2017

The bum book by Kate Mayes

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Ill. by Andrew Joyner. Harper Collins, 2017. ISBN 9780733332197
(Ages 2-7) Themes: Bottoms. This is a fun book chock full of bums, bums, nothing but bums. Queen bum, horsey bum, had too much sun bum, let's all leave the room bum, wobbly bum... Bums of all shapes, sizes, colours and smells are represented. As the text itself says "Everyone has a bum" and this aims to normalise bums, both the word and the physical bum itself.
Very young children will like all the different bums, older children will think it is hilarious and there is even humour targeted more towards adults.
Andrew Joyner's illustrations provide fantastic visual humour as always. I imagine he had a great time with these bright, in your face, larger than life bums.
This unique dictionary of bums will provide a chuckle for readers of all ages.
Nicole Nelson

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