Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Flush! The Scoop on Poop Throughout the Ages by Charise Mericle Harper

Every person born on the earth has to eat, sleep, and use the toilet. But what did people use before the invention of the flushing toilet? Read Flush! by Charise Harper and find out! Harper takes the reader back in time to different cultures and countries and gives us the scoop, all in catchy, cute rhymes, on the history of bathrooms, potties, and sewers. Some of her fun poems include; Before Toilet Paper, Bad Sanitation Days, What is a Garderobe?, and The How-Tos of the Chamber Pot. Each page also includes a "Fun Fact" about some aspect of using the toilet.
The illustrations throughout are whimsical and colorful. What you'll learn in this book is interesting, at times somewhat hard to believe, and, a lot of the time, just downright gross!

1 comment:

2112 said...

Another book on the wonderful subject of bathroom business, that I found even more informative is Gee whiz! It's All About Pee by Susan E. Goodman. This one doesn't have playful poetry. But the illustrations and diagrams are quite fun.