The World of Poo Hardcover – 7 Jun 2012
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"A gloriously old-fashioned and funny story...Pratchett includes plenty of jokes. His prose is suberb which, combinted with Peter Dennis's engaging illustrations, makes this a brilliant choice for reading aloud." (Evening Standard)
A charming tale for people of all ages (but especially for young Sam Vimes) from the pen of Miss Felicity Beedle, Discworld's premier children's author.See all Product Description
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If you buy this one wondering what it's about, perhaps you should stop now. This entire book centres around poo, as the name would suggest. Without spoiling the story, it's obsessively poo themed. But it's done in a typical, charming Discworld way. There are also illustrations in this one! How nice! My Kindle (3G + Keyboard) displays this perfectly well, too.
As a final note, this is also an incredibly short book compared to some previous Discworld novels.
Make what you will of it, as it is a charmingly well written book all about poo. Now, if you will excuse me, I must go wash my hands.
The author and his associates have worked to produce and deliver a little gem of a story, with a mix of jokes to amuse and delight a child reading the book, a child having it read to them and an older person having to read it to a child or even reading it for their own enjoyment.
I really hope that the other volumes in the series listed in this book prove to be more than just gags, and his muse will grant the author the creativity to bring one or more of them to life.
Truly a work with both body and function.
Presented as a meta-fiction (a story within a story), The World of Poo tells the tale of Geoffrey, a young boy on a visit to the big city of Ankh-Morpork, where he decides to start a museum of poo. Accompanying the story are a vast array of real world facts, wrapped up in such a way that the reader can learn without realising.
The book will certainly appeal to young boys and young-at-heart boys (aka fathers) and to girls who have escaped brainwashing by the pink-brigade into thinking anything dirty is wrong. There are a few words that some parents may prefer their little angels not exposed to, but I felt there was nothing that could do a child harm to hear.
An entertaining read of six chapters that I would expect children to laugh out loud to. Excellent bed-time reading.
Youg Sam has been sent to stay with his Grandmother whilst his Mother has a baby and his Grandmother knows of his rather odd hobby of collecting poo. So she sets about helping him advance his collection and knowledge. To say anymore would be too much of a spoiler but I'd highly recommend this book either in Kindle form or in paper form. My only slight gripe is that it is not a very long book and the price seemed out of proportion to the amount of pages in it.
There’s no point reading this unless you’re already a Pratchett fan, because you’ll miss some of the nuances and references that are scattered throughout the scatological manuscript. Still, there’s a great deal of fun to be had here for readers of all ages and dispositions!
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A educational stroll around the truth that where there's muck, there's brass. Guaranteed to make any little boys (including ones of 45, like me) wet themselves laughing.Published 1 day ago by Mr. P. Culmer