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Sing a Song of Bottoms! by Jeanne Willis
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Feb 15, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: junior-picture-books, british-books-challenge

I love a cheeky book, and this is definitely one of those! The rhyming text has an adjective for the bottoms of a host of animals, a few humans and with some mythological ones thrown in as well.
It also has what appears to be a repeating chorus, but it's a shame there is no tune for it (I expected it to fit sing-a-song of Sixpence from the first line, but the rest doesn't fit).
"Sing a song of bottoms, cos everybody's got 'em
They come in every shape and size.
Everyone's behind is perfectly designed
But which of them deserves to win the prize?"

A more musical person than I would write their own.
Animals mentioned are: dogs, bears, monkeys, whales, rabbits, squirrels, camels, kangaroos, elephants, peacocks, skunks, squid, rhinos, tortoises, pigs, pythons, and bats.
Others are: clowns, princess, snowman, pirates, trolls, Martians, and babies.
So, it could fit just about any storytime theme.
If it wasn't for the lack of a tune i'd give it 5 stars!

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