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Everyone Poops

4.16  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,347 Ratings  ·  537 Reviews
With a straightforward text and illustrations showing beasts and bugs doing it, younger children are shown a natural part of life. Elephants and mice, fish and raccoons, grown-ups and children, all in their own style do it. The candor is refreshing and the illustrations charming and childlike.--The Children's Book Bat. Full-color illustrations. Baby/Preschool.
Paperback, 27 pages
Published March 1st 1993 by Kane/Miller Book Publishers (first published 1977)
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Jan 25, 2008 Gerritt rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Gerritt by: Jonathon Dokkstren
This book has turned my life completely around.

I used to have a very negative attitude towards those who told me that everyone poops. I was really quick to dismiss their claims that everyone poops as mystical hogwash, a sort of pseudo-scientific feel-good philosophy designed to scam the gullible out of their money. I mean, when we were kids, who didn't imagine themselves one day pooping? I know we all tried it, and imagined that we could poop, but eventually most of us grew out of this phase and
Jun 23, 2011 Anne rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-children
I've got a 3 year old that won't poop on the potty. Nope. She just takes a dump in her underwear. Yum. So, as semi-gross as the illustrations in this book were, it's nothing compared to the mess I have to clean out of her pants every day.
Basically, this is an illustrated book for children about various animals and the way they poop. Then it throws in how kids (and adults) poop on the potty, and babies poop in their diapers. Again. This is illustrated, but it's cartoonish so it's not like you're
Apr 03, 2015 Melki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children, potty-time
The realization that everyone does indeed POOP, may not be so comforting after all . . .

Up and Out by Jeremy Kaye
Mar 28, 2012 Daniel rated it really liked it
This Post-modern work tackles the taboo subjects of poop, and those who do the pooping. I won't spoil the ending for you but lets just say that there are enough plot twists to keep you guessing. Clearly inspired by contemporary feminist theory with a hint of neo-marxist thought
Nov 28, 2012 Becky rated it it was ok
Recommended to Becky by: Jackie
OK so... Everyone poops. Duh.

I'm not really so sure what the point of this book is.

If it's meant to be funny, it kinda failed, because I don't think that toddlers will appreciate "poop" as a funny word yet. You have to get to the age where poop can be embarrassing and therefore be subject to becoming a joke... Five maybe. Or ten. Or thirty-five.

If it's meant to be informative, it kinda failed there, too. It's not informative as a potty-training book because it has no information about potty-t
Beth F.
Dec 26, 2008 Beth F. rated it really liked it
Shelves: kidlets
I’m torn. Either this is the most brilliant potty training book ever published. Or else it’s friggin creepy as hell. Or maybe it’s both at the same time. Take your pick.

My mother-in-law, sister-in-law and I went day after Christmas shopping today in a very small tourist town in northern Wisconsin. The selection of shops in town is primarily of the tchotchke shop variety. They each found a heavily discounted Christmas tchotchke for future years and I bought yarn. I also found a display of childr
Nov 29, 2008 James rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A thriller, non-stop action, definately one of Gomi's best pieces.
Courtney Miller
Mar 24, 2007 Courtney Miller rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone with a sense of humor
Very cute little book ... great to give to people who have an issue pooping in public bathrooms.
Sep 19, 2010 Alisa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: funny
My best friends daughter refused to go poop in the potty... she would cop-a-squat outside in the I'm not and I tried not to laugh but how can you not? I got her this book and sat her down and we read it. It showed her that all people and animals poop. She said, "But Aunt Lisa, the animals are pooping outside, why cant I?" So I told her that yes, animals poop outside, but animals also lick their butts clean instead of using toilet paper and they get worms in their bel ...more
Jun 24, 2015 Kora rated it it was ok
Didn't answer pressing question about what whale poop looks like. Two stars.

(I have no idea why this was on my list of books to read. Maybe someone put this on here as a practical joke. Jokes on you, trickster person. I have read it and now I know about different poop, which is clearly superior knowledge that you do not possess and with it I shall take over the world. Good day.)
Chanty Figs
Jul 30, 2007 Chanty Figs rated it it was amazing
Just might be the most important book of our generation. I laughed, I cried it made me want to poo.
wayward cloud
May 03, 2015 wayward cloud rated it liked it
Shelves: poesía, l-japonesa

Al mismo tiempo un librito para nenes, poesía budista y una concepción subversiva. ¿Subversiva para quién? para aquellos bienpensantes de siempre que quieren borrar al cuerpo, hacerlo una máquina perfecta e invisible, superior al resto de la naturaleza.
Estas dos citas (un cuento y un poema) creo que son compañeros honrosos:

Debido a su excesiva curiosidad, una anciana cayó de su ventana y se estrelló contra el suelo.

Otra anciana se acercó a su ventana y miró a la que se había estrellado, pero de
Katherine Parker
Feb 23, 2009 Katherine Parker rated it it was amazing
Shelves: max-s-shelf
This book has fabulous illustrations and doesn't shy away from its subject. It asks the question, "What does whale poop look like?"

Oddly, when I searched for it by title, this is the other book that came up:
God Wants You to Be Rich: How and Why Everyone Can Enjoy Material and Spiritual Wealth in Our Abundant World, by Paul Pilzer.

Ponder the connections between these two volumes, dear reader.
My kids & I read this about ten years ago. We all thought it was great fun. Our favorite line:

A one humped camel makes a one humped poop. A two humped camel makes a two humped poop!
This came out the year that I has taking honors biology in high school. My teacher thought it was the cutest darn thing she'd ever seen in her entire life and told all of her students that we could write a sort-of short book report on "Everybody Poops" for extra credit to make up for the less-than-stellar average the class got on the last test - strangly enough a test on the digestive tract. Anyhoo: she was right. It IS, in fact, one of the cutest darn things anyone can ever see, as well as bein ...more
True story.
Philip Elliott
Dec 26, 2011 Philip Elliott rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
Logan got this book for Christmas from his Aunt Lacey. After reading this book, I'm pretty sure there are some people who are either in denial or they have been fibbing. Can't wait till they publish the book everyone toots.
Sep 04, 2011 Katie rated it it was amazing
OMG, I'm sure my Mamma read me this boo when I was potty training, but I don't remember, what I do remember is being six. or seven years old and her reading it to my little sister. I thought it was hilarious!
Sean DeLauder
Feb 19, 2013 Sean DeLauder rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Budding Scatologists
This book is responsible for asking the most haunting unanswered question I have ever confronted:

What does whale poop look like?
Dec 05, 2008 Laura rated it it was amazing
A humorous and informative book for all ages! Makes a great, quick read while taking a poop, as well...
Aug 28, 2007 Skimmskate rated it it was amazing
This book taught me a LOT about life and helped me get through some difficult times.
Uday Vadula
Feb 21, 2015 Uday Vadula rated it it was amazing
Finally, a book about poop thats not total shit.
Peter Lee
Dec 01, 2010 Peter Lee rated it it was amazing
Some real life lessons.
May 03, 2009 Dss rated it did not like it
I wasn't convinced.
I have a 3-yr-old who is pretty insistent that he not use the toilet. He can. He has on occasion. He just prefers his diaper. He says things like, "No thanks. I'll just go in my diaper."

When I saw this at the library today I thought, "maybe it will inspire him to use the toilet." He thought it was so funny that there is a book about poop. We laughed for a long time about the poop book. But then we read it.

He sat there quietly and then when his 5-yr-old brother asked for me to read it again the 3
Oct 22, 2008 Greg rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone who poops
The quintessential poop book.

Never before has so much truth been contained in the two-word title of a book. While many consider the sacred texts of their religions the ultimate guide to life - they clearly haven't read Everyone Poops.

Gomi's brilliant pictographic style and simple prose educate readers young and old about the realities of pooping - especially the fact that everyone does it.

This book would be a perfect follow-up to the book "Everyone Eats" or a precursor to "Everyone Dies" - oh i
Feb 26, 2015 Daniel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: god, psychology, culture, crime
Even if you're not a Calvinist you'll love this elucidation of Total Depravity.
Cooper Chowning
Jan 19, 2016 Cooper Chowning rated it it was amazing
Everyone Poops is a book for young children and their parents to read together. The book's primary purpose is to serve as a learning aid in the potty-training period for the child. The book is pretty simple, each pages shows an animal or a few animals accompanied with a short sentence about how and where that animal poops. It shows elephants, deers, rabbits, and other furry friends. Most importantly, it shows that humans should poop in the toilet.

Everyone Poops is a very pleasurable book for kid
Hollianne Wieland
Everyone Poops is fun and obvious book about pooping. Some children can find the topic gross or awkward to talk about, but Taro Gomi does an amazing job showing the reader that pooping is natural part of life and that everyone poops. The illustrations are simple but show the process of pooping by all living things in the most sophisticated and creative way possibly that poop can be illustrated. The illustrations are bright colors that catch the reader’s eye and tell the story with the use of min ...more
Tessa Hensley
Dec 05, 2015 Tessa Hensley rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
I understand the appeal of this book for parents and teachers, it is a helpful tool to show shy children that it's okay to poop because everyone does it. It shows lots of animals and how all of their poop is different and even the way its done is different. This is great, it teaches kids about animal poop while making them feel better about pooping. However, I was a bit disappointed to see that the only humans pooping in this book are boys. It is a trend that girls are "poop shamed". Lots of peo ...more
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Taro Gomi is a major children’s illustrator and writer. He has more than 400 book titles to his credit. His work has been widely translated into 15 other languages.

Tarō was born in Tokyo and he graduated from ID department, Kuwazawa Design Institute. His readers range from babies to adults, with an equal number of fans overseas. His work has been appreciated considerably with both domestic and int
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