Wish Upon a Poopicorn! by Danielle Mclean, illustrated by Anna Subbauer

Wish Upon a Poopicorn! by Danielle Mclean, illustrated by Anna Subbauer. Tiger Tales, 2021. 9781664350038

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

Format: Board book

Genre:  Humorous rhyming books

What did you like about the book? Unicorns, sparkles, rainbows – and poop! Rhyming text that is perfect for reading aloud extols the magical properties of unicorn poop. It makes flowers grow and fairies use it to help make wishes come true.  

(McLean’s assertion that unicorn poop smells like frosting may have your little one getting a bit close to feces – be ready!)

Subbauer’s illustrations are bright, color-filled, and depict fairies of many hues (though they all appear to be wearing skirts) and bears that could be any gender.  There are rainbows and pink on almost every page, so it’s great for kids who are going through that stage.

There’s a certain kind of reader who will delight in the squishy, pokable, sparkle rainbow poop that’s in the center of every page.  Is that you?  This is a silly, fun read that’s sure to be requested again and again.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  Not a thing!

To whom would you recommend this book? Parents who remember loving Captain Underpants and other silly bathroom and underwear humor may enjoy sharing this with their littles.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries, preschools and daycares that can embrace the silliness.

Where would you shelve it?  Board books

Should we put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State:  Robin Shtulman, Athol Public Library, Athol, MA

Date of review: October 15, 2021

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