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    From flyspecks to doo-doo, there are all kinds of poop. Is poop simply gross? Or does it have very important uses?


    Everyone poops, yes, it’s true—from aardvarks to the humped zebu. There are even special names for different kinds of poop (like guano, dung, and whitewash). But what’s with all the poo? Where does it go, and what is it for? Turns out, poop is a critical part of growing tall, healthy plants. It’s also used to mark territory, build homes, produce heat, and cook food.

    Join Professor Poopdeck on a journey around the globe as he explores all the places poop shows up, and then where it goes. In the end, you might think poop is gross. Or maybe you’ll realize that poop is a little bit wild, a little bit amazing, a little bit… poopendous!

    A silly educational rhymer, Poopendous! introduces all the different kinds of poop and how they factor into both our societies and our ecologies. The story not only normalizes pooping, it also introduces the concept that even things we consider repellent can be critical to our lives. Written by Artie Bennett, illustrated by Mike Moran, and published by Blue Apple Books.

    Artie Bennett
    Mike Moran
    March 2012