This Poop is Mine! / ¡Esta caca is mía! by Gusti


This Poop is Mine! Translation by Cecelia Ross. (9788417673888) / ¡Esta caca is mía! (9788417673871) by Gusti. NubeOcho, 2020.

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:  Animal fantasy

What did you like about the book? The ever popular subject of poop is given comic treatment with a story about two flies arguing over a mountain of dog poop. Lola, the flittiest, sees it first, and plants her flag. Lola, the laziest and most loudmouthed, challenges Lola to a war to determine who gets to call the poop MINE. They battle with all of their cunning skill, but end up admitting that there’s plenty of room for both of them, and decide to call the poop THEIRS! Large, close up views of steaming brown poop and angry, manic flies will delight young poop enthusiasts. The flies seem to be adults out of control, which will double the funniness for kids, I think. Although the story doesn’t cover new ground, it does offer a humorous look at the possibilities of collaboration even over unpleasantness. With its close up views of the pooper (a dog), the flies and the poop, the (watercolor and pen?) art is fun and unfussy, suiting the subject.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  For ages 5-8, who like humorous picture books, and their families who don’t mind going low!

Who should buy this book? Day cares and public libraries, especially libraries with a call for Spanish language picture books.

Where would you shelve it ? Picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

Date of review: August 20, 2020

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