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Jocelyn Rish
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Battle of the Butts

it was amazing 5.00  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Allison Cohen at Running Press has bought, in a preempt, world rights to Battle of the Butts, a debut nonfiction picture book by Jocelyn Rish and illustrated by David Creighton. In this rump-centric romp, readers create their own criteria and rank their favorite (or least favorite) fannies among 10 animal competitors. Publication is slated for fall 2021; Tracy Marchini at ...more
Expected publication: September 28th 2021
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Lisa Katzenberger
Aug 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is such a fun concept! Kids love talking about butts, and this adorable picture book provides a way to provide educational content wrapped in a fun contest. The reader learns about 10 different animals who use their bottoms creatively. Kids will love being the judge in the Battle of the Butts as they read. This will cause giggles and learning all at once.
Meera Sriram
Sep 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is a dream-come-true-read for every kid amused by farts, butts, and poop. But that is not all, this is an extremely engaging book when it comes to scientific facts regarding animals and their behavior, habitat, and anatomy. The author has managed to create narratives using clever vocabulary and entertaining language and facts. From farts that help move and communicate, and butts that function like gills or shields, and those that shoot poop, poison, sand, and even guts, to behinds that are ...more
Amanda Davis
Aug 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What a fun and informative read! Rish's text perfectly blends humor with facts, and readers are sure to be entertained and engaged as they slither and swim to the different stops around the globe to meet some of the worlds most fascinating creatures and their booties! From wombats, to beetles, to sea cucumbers, I learned all about some new and exciting animals in nature. Creighton-Pester's bold, bright, and animated illustrations bring liveliness to each animal and their habitat. With expanded b ...more
Annie Bailey
Sep 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book is packed full of butts, farts and weird animal poop so, of course, your kids will love it. Not even halfway through the welcome page, my kids and I were giggling up a storm. We loved the humor intermingled with surprising facts about ten animals and their "terrific tushies". The rating system was a perfect addition and we all loved reading about the animals and debating on what rating each one deserved. In the end, for this house, the Bombardier Beetle reigned supreme. Though I'm not ...more
Aug 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an absolutely fascinating read! This book was so interesting and fun. I love the author's approach, inviting us to view the 'contestants' and choose the winner (crown the "king of keisters"). I had a hard time choosing, but I know kids will love this idea, knowing that their choice will be the right one, depending upon what they feel is the most important aspect of each animal. Each of the animals chosen has a unique story and made me say, "who knew?!" There is the added element of humorous ...more
Aug 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are thinking of “fart-swimming,” here’s a fun fact—it does NOT work for humans, but manatees are great at it! Yes, it’s true some butts are used for swimming, breathing, eating, talking and even killing! The Battle of the Butts lines up a great list of contenders vying for most interesting butt. Which animal will you choose as winner of this delightfully strange book about animals with special butts? I’m an adult and I thoroughly enjoyed this book—can’t wait to read it to the grandson. Th ...more
Norene Paulson
Sep 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
BATTLE OF THE BUTTS is for every kid who bends over laughing when someone farts or mentions the words "butt" or "poop". That would be just about every kid (and some adults), right? Filled with fun, scientific facts about specific animals and the behavior of their posteriors, Rish has created an amazing STEM book that explores the valuable role butts, poop, and farts play in the lives of ten animals. From farts that propel animals forward to butts that release not only poop but sand, poison, and ...more
Sep 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This fact-filled book shows some of the more abnormal things animal behinds can do, from the obvious discarding of waste, to allowing manatees to submerge in the water, acting as shields, defensive techniques, communication, food intake, and even shelter! It was very informative without crossing the line to completely disgusting. The child is invited to rate each animal as “boring backside”, “passable posterior”, “cool caboose”, “remarkable rump”, or “terrific tushie”. The clear, simple illustra ...more
Theresa Trinder
Sep 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To my family of little boys, this book is a winner in every way that counts. I mean honestly—how can you lose with subjects like manatee farts and wombat poop-cubes? The illustrations are disgustingly cute, if such a thing were possible, and the language is equal parts scientific and conversational (“Have you ever farted on someone like your sister, brother, or best friend? Sure it’s gross but at least it’s not dangerous, like if a beaded lacewing did it…because their farts kill!”). Best of all ...more
Moni Hadley
Sep 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nonfiction with humor? You bet! This book is informative and funny. Kids are going to love the toot and booty animal facts. This is a STEM book at its finest! My favorite line - "If you breathe through your butt, is that a sneeze or a f@rt?" It really made me think! Author Jocelyn Rish includes a hilarious rating system for each set of facts, and illustrator David Creighton-Pester's colorful illustrations complement the text with added humor and bright, kid-friendly images. Thanks to RP Kids for ...more
Charlotte Offsay
Did you know that manatees fart to help them move up and down through the water? Or that Wombats use their rear to destroy their enemies and are as fast as an Olympic sprinter? Decide for yourself who is the "ultimate King of Keisters" after giggling yourself through this absolutely fascinating and fact-packed brand new non-fiction picture book. It features ten different animals, highlights their "posterior power" along with information on where they live and their environments.
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Aug 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Omg, I adored this book! It is filled to the brim with fascinating facts and I can honestly say that I did not know a single one of them before reading this. It is seriously interesting! Who knew butts, farts, and poop could be put to use in so many, er, creative and important ways? Definitely not me. Every kid who loves animal facts and laughing about butts is going to adore this one. (In other words, every kid!)
Kate Allen  Fox
Aug 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
"Nature clearly has a sense of humor," Jocelyn Rish writes in this book's hilarious closing. And Rish obviously does too! This book is funny, but it doesn't skimp on the science either. It details 10 animal adaptations (related to butts!) that help animals on land, air, and sea survive. This book would be an ideal addition to classrooms when exploring animal adaptation and great way to get kids excited about biology and STEM! ...more
Aug 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book is both funny and educational. Kids will love the focus on butts, farts, and poop from animals around the world (Australian animals representing strong!). From animals breathing through their behinds to cube shaped poop, you'll learn lots of interesting things from this book! The playful, conversational text engages readers and I love the interactive question at the end inviting readers to vote on the winner of the battle of the butts. You'll never look at manatees the same way again! ...more
Ellen Leventhal
Aug 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is not your grandmother's non-fiction book. Kids will absolutely love reading about all the amazing animal butts and what they do. Did you ever think an animal would breathe through its butt? Or use its butt as a shield? Shoot chemicals out of their butts? And when you see a manatee swimming in a river...well, you'll just have to read this amazing but true (and often hilarious) book to find out about that manatee. I highly recommend this well researched, well written, and funny book! ...more
Sita Singh
Aug 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Have you heard of the animals who use their behinds for breathing, eating, swimming, talking, and even killing? The Battle of the Butts is a fascinating read featuring ten different animals with “posterior powers.” With a unique and creative approach, Rish blends humor with facts and invites the reader to choose the “ultimate King of Keisters." This book is interesting as well as fun, and kids and adults will love it! Non-fiction at its best! I highly recommend the book! ...more
Meghan Browne
Sep 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Are you wild about Wombats? Perfectly loyal to Parrot Fish? Don't miss this incredible book that is jubilantly jam-packed with Jocelyn Rish's funny facts about animal posteriors. David Creighton-Pester's illustrations are colorful and engaging. The potty-humor is at an all-time high, making this the perfect publication for all of the budding biologists in your life with a serious funny bone. ...more
Robin Newman
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever wondered how manatees use their super-powered farts to move? And I'm sure you've wondered how wombats manage to multitask by using their butts both as a weapon and a shield? Have you heard of the great farting communicator, the herring? And what about the glorious bombardier beetle's caboose? If you ask me, I wouldn't want to mess with the bombardier beetle's rear end--just saying! BATTLE OF THE BUTTS is nonfiction at its best! No butts about it kids and adults are going to LOVE, L ...more
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