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Gluteus Maximus
Books about the Bottom
Books about....well you know....the bottom, behind, heinie, bum....
Poop Happened:
A History of the World From the
Bottom Up
Throughout the ages, the most successful civilizations were the ones who realized that everyone poops and they'd better figure out how to get rid of it! From the very first flushing toilet, to the efficient Roman aqueducts, to castles in the Middle Ages whose moats used more than just water to repel enemies.
Albee, Sarah
J 363.7288 ALB

The Butt Book
In illustrations and rhyming text, this book celebrates the uses and varieties of buttocks of all kinds and shapes.

The Butt Book

Bennett, Artie

Chicken Cheeks:
(The Beginning of the Ends)
Illustrations and simple text describe the back ends of various animals.
Black, Michael Ian

Pipí Caca A young rabbit repeats some words commonly used by children to indicate going to the bathroom and changes his recitation to a common bodily function (Spanish book).

Un conejito repite las palabras que los niños dicen para ir al baño y al fin se acaba diciendo algo más chistoso.
Blake, Stephanie

The Gas We Pass: The Story of Farts
The Gas We Pass: The Story of Farts This title, which explores all forms of flatulence, is "both informative and blunt."
(Publishers Weekly)
Cho, Shinta

The Terrible Underpants When Wanda-Linda finds all her nice underpants still dripping on the clothesline, she is forced to wear the “terrible underpants,” a baggy, stained pair, which she hopes no one will notice.
Cooke, Kaz

Poop: A Natural History of the Unmentionable Children who have been introduced to the concept that everybody poops by the book of the same name can now do a text analysis of the topic in a volume that explores the stuff by color, usefulness, and size. (Booklist)
Davies, Nicola
J 573.49 DAV

The Long Journey of Mister Poop
El Gran Viaje del Señor Caca
This bilingual edition book, in English and Spanish, details the process of food entering the body and becoming digested as well as filtered out as waste through the small and large intestines.
Delaunois, Angéle

Oh No, Gotta Go #2 On her way back from a picnic with her parents, a little girl who did not need to “tinkle” suddenly remembers that there is more than one reason to visit a restroom. Text includes some Spanish words and phrases.
Elya, Susan Middleton

Dinosaurs Love Underpants Illustrations and rhyming text reveal the Mighty Underpants War as the true reason dinosaurs are extinct.
Freedman, Claire

Bear in Underwear

While playing hide-and-seek, Bear finds a backpack filled with underwear.

Goldman, Todd

Everyone Poops "An elephant makes a big poop. A mouse makes a tiny poop," and so the text goes, describing all sorts of creatures and people who eat and thus defecate.
(Publishers Weekly)
Gomi, Taro

The Truth About Poop A compendium of fascinating, weird, and gross facts about excrement.
Goodman, Susan E.
J 612.3 GOO

Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo
Illustrations and rhyming text provide a behind-the-scenes tour of the zoo, revealing many sizes, shapes and colors of animal bottoms.

Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo

Halliday, Ayun

No! That’s Wrong! When is a hat not a hat? And when are underpants not underpants?
Ji, Zhaohua

Rough Weather Ahead for Walter the Farting Dog When an expert on animal gas tries to cure Walter, his farts keep building up until he floats away and is blown by the wind to a distant place, where he once again proves himself a hero.
Kotzwinkle, William

Walter el perro pedorrero Spanish translation of Walter the Farting Dog.

Walter el perro creó muchos problemas con sus pedos frecuentes y llega a salvar el día y convertirse en un heroe.

Kotzwinkle, William

Walter, el perro pedorrero
se mete en líos
Walter gets sold for a measly ten pounds and gets caught up in a crazy plot to rob a bank only to have his farts save him in the end and the day.
(Spanish translation of Walter the Farting Dog Farts Again)

Wallter llega ser vendido por poco dinero y se somete en un lio en el cual sus pedos lo ayudan a salvar el día otra vez.

Kotzwinkle, William

Walter the Farting Dog
Walter the Farting Dog Walter the dog created problems with his farts but becomes a hero when burglars enter the house.
Kotzwinkle, William

Walter the Farting Dog
Goes on a Cruise
Because his farts create unpleasantness for everyone on a cruise ship, Walter the dog continues the journey in a lifeboat, but when the ship’s computer crashes, causing the liner to drift, Walter again proves himself a hero.
Kotzwinkle, William

The Killer Underpants:
A Jiggy McCue Story
Jiggy has a devil of a time with a new pair of underwear that refuses to be removed and which, when they start rippling and itching, cause strange things to happen.
Lawrence, Michael

Mi Pañal Lola goes from wearing a diaper to underwear
(Spanish book).

Lola comienza a usar calzones en lugar de pañales.
Modere, Armelle

Underwear! Bismark the Buffalo is grumpy and unlovable until his friends teach him how to laugh and show him that wearing colorful underwear can be great fun.
Monsell, Mary Elise

Chicken Butt! Humorous illustrations accompany silly rhyming text about an outlandish chicken.
Perl, Erica S.

¡Puf! ¿Has sido tú, Tino? Bertie loves to pass gas and create havoc on his family, and they can’t stop him.
(Spanish translation of Pooh! Is That You, Bertie?)

A Bertie le gusta pederse todo el tiempo y su familia no puede hacer nada para ponerle un fin a eso.

Roberts, David

How Underwear Got Under There:
A Brief History
A humorous look at the science, fashion, and social ramifications of underwear throughout history.
Shaskan, Kathy
J 391.42 SHA

Bottoms Up! A Book About Rear Ends A humorous look at how animals use their rear ends, from sitting to stinging, from attracting a mate to taking a breath.
Singer, Marilyn
J 591.5 SIN

What We Wear Down There
Underwear can be practical, it can be lucky, it can be just plain bizarre, and just one mention of it can make you giggle or blush, so take a step back in time and check out what people in past centuries used to cover up “down there.”

Underwear: What We Wear Down There

Swain, Ruth Freeman
J 391.42 SWA