Monday, November 29, 2010

Bottoms Up

Some are big, some are small, some are round, some are flat. We all have them. Bottom, derriere, bum, tushy, the names go on and on. Believe it or not, the library owns several books devoted to you guessed it, BUTTS! Here are my favorites:

These books actually encourage some early literacy skills! The two that come to mind for me are Vocabulary and Print Motivation. Your kids will learn names for butts they never knew. Whether that's the kind of vocabulary you want them to learn, of course that's up to you! But just so you know, my son loves Chicken Cheeks, and he doesn't go around saying all the different names for his bottom after we read it. Of course, he's not quite 3, so that could change! More importantly, if your kids enjoy these books, they are developing the skill of Print Motivation, or the love of books. In my opinion, reading kids books they like, regardless of the topic, will go much further toward developing a future love of reading than reading them "quality literature" you feel like they should hear.

1 comment:

Artie Bennett said...

It is curious how there's been an explosion of butt-related books. In fact, we address that in "The Butt Book" with the verse "Fanny, bottom, heinie, rear--butts, oh, butts are back, my dear!"
Yes, butts are back--and bigger (though some are smaller) than ever. Thank you, Holly and Tigard Public Library, for the mention.
By the way, I've pages of fascinating butt trivia and more on my website at if anyone is interested. Bottoms up!