Michael Ian Black & Kevin Hawkes
Simon & Schuster, 2009 (2009)
Reviewed by Hilary Daninhirsch
ho wouldn't appreciate a book about rear ends? Written by actor/comedian Michael Ian Black, this adorable, linguistically simple picture book features animals flaunting their backsides as they climb on top of each other to reach a beehive, presumably to help a bear obtain some honey.
sing clever rhyming or alliteration we are treated to a '
' a '
polar bear derriere,
' a '
' and, my personal favorite, a '
duck-billed platypus gluteus maximus.
he zany illustrations are a perfect match to this light-hearted romp (rump?). The animals' expressions are hilarious as various fannies are piled on top of their heads (I particularly got a kick out of the polar bear, who is holding his nose as the turkey's tushy rests on his head).
his is a book that will guarantee laughter among young and old alike. I will conclude this review in the same way that the author concluded his book:
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