I Eat Poop.: A Dung Beetle Story (Hardcover)

Pre-Order Now Badge
I Eat Poop.: A Dung Beetle Story Cover Image
By Mark Pett, Mark Pett (Illustrator)
$18.99
Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now

Staff Reviews


Dougie the Dung Beetle has been pretending to be a ordinary ground beetle and hiding his lunch so the other bugs in his class don't find out he eats poop.  He knows he should be proud of who he is, but he really wants to hang out with the popular bugs so he continues to hide his true nature and might even humiliate his old friend from bug pre-school Herman Housefly just to maintain the lie. Instead, he admits he eats poop with a big bite of his poop sandwich and suddenly all the bug are shouting their secrets: a second-grader praying mantis "So, my mom ate my dad.", "I have ears in my armpits" Manuel Moth, "I breathe through my butt" Tammy Tick. Endpapers have all the bugs and their weird traits. I love this book! 

— From Kelly

Description


In the vein of Please Don't Eat Me and We Don't Eat Our Classmates, I Eat Poop. by Mark Pett is a heartwarming and hilarious picture book about friendship, fitting in, and accepting each others' differences.

Dougie has a secret: he’s not a ground beetle.
He’s a dung beetle, and he loves eating poop.

Dougie knows he should be proud. Dung beetles help process waste and do other extraordinary things! But Dougie also knows that if anyone at school saw his lunch, he’d be an outcast.

One day, the lunchroom bugs out over a classmate eating poop, and Dougie must make a choice. Can he stand up for his friend—and for his true self?

I Eat Poop. is packed with important social emotional learning themes and is great for classroom or at home discussion. Read I Eat Poop. for conversations about:

- Bullying and being kind
- Standing up for your friends and speaking up for your beliefs
- Being proud of your culture and heritage
- Embracing diversity and accepting and celebrating differences

The book also includes incredible, STEM-related facts about bugs.

About the Author


Mark Pett is the author and illustrator of I'm Not Millie!, This Is My Book, Lizard From the Park, The Boy and the Airplane, The Girl and the Bicycle, and The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes. Before books, he created the syndicated comic strips Mr. Lowe and Lucky Cow. He lives in the Mountain West.

Mark Pett is the author and illustrator of I'm Not Millie!, This Is My Book, Lizard From the Park, The Boy and the Airplane, The Girl and the Bicycle, and The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes. Before books, he created the syndicated comic strips Mr. Lowe and Lucky Cow. He lives in the Mountain West.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781250785633
ISBN-10: 1250785634
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: October 26th, 2021
Pages: 48
Language: English