Thursday, February 23, 2012

Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo

Submitted by Ms. Catherine!
If you are acquainted with any young children, you've probably heard giggles when talking about behinds, or backsides. The derriere is simply a hilarious subject. Therefore, if you do know a young person who finds rumps to be the be all and end all of humor, check out Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo written by Ayun Halliday and illustrated by Dan Santat. In this fun rhyming book, you will travel around the zoo meeting all of the different animals. You’ll notice along the way that every single one has a backside. Although the subject matter isn’t the most refined, Halliday does not speak down to her readers. She writes about lesser mentioned animals like caribou and even kinkajou, and describes colors such as pink with an azalea hue or ecru. This use of more sophisticated language plays well with the less sophisticated subject of bottoms. And parents that worry that this book might encourage bad behavior, be assured that the authors state quite clearly that “human nudity in public is taboo!” If you’re looking for a silly book about animals and/or backsides, Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo would be a great choice. See this book listed in our catalog

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