“Poop, Butt, Booger & Snot” by L.W. Lewis is a collection of 89 short, funny and rhyming poems. The poems are about things like being mean, sisters and brothers, silly names and leopard spots. One of my favorite poems was “Rover.” It is about Rover who won’t do anything that a normal dog does, but it turns out that Rover is really a cat. Another favorite was “Why Johnny Missed Church.” It is about Johnny and all the animals that followed him to church.
Almost every poem has a drawing. The drawings aren’t very detailed, but they are colorful and cute.
I wish that the author had picked a different title for this book. Most of the poems aren’t crude or vulgar like the title might make you think. There are a few poems about boogers and calling people brats, but most of them were silly in a nice kind of a way. I don’t think that very many parents will buy the book because of the title, and that is too bad.
I would recommend this book to people who like silly poetry or who like to read rhyming things out loud. “Poop, Butt, Booger & Snot” might inspire some kids to make up silly poems of their own.
Poop, Butt, Booger & Snot: Poem Jokes You Will Like a Lot
Red Pumpkin Press (2011)
Reviewed by Evan Weldon (age 9) for Reader Views (3/12)