Friday, June 19, 2009

The Tushy Book


The Tushy Book by Fran Manushkin. Illustrated by Tracy Dockray. Feiwel and Friends. 2009. Copy supplied by publisher.

The Plot: Oh, let's be real. There is no plot! It's just a love-fest to the tushy!

The Good: I saw the cover of this book and began giggling. The Tushy Book? Really?

Really. Because "when you're born, your tushy's there/ready to go anywhere."

And there's more: "Every tushy's in the back/ Every tushy has a crack!/ Where would you put underwear/ if your tushy wasn't there?"

And for those reading along, there's a part where we are all encouraged to say "TUSHY TUSHY TUSHY."

Yeah. Whether you're reading this one on one, or in story time, you're going to have a lot of fun and will need to allow extra time for giggles. As you can see from the quotes, this is told in rhyme; it's pitch perfect, giving a nice rhythm to the story, making it a great story time book. The illustrations are full of tushies -- babies, grown-ups, even animals; some in diapers, some in bathing suits, some in the bathtub. The children are all ages and sizes and ethnic backgrounds. Adults are old and young and in-between.

The Video:



And not just a video! A website with coloring sheets. And a "circle the tushies" activity sheet.

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© Elizabeth Burns of A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy

5 comments:

Mary Lee said...

A perfect pair for CHICKEN CHEEKS!

Prisca said...

Hi Liz!

If you thought this book was funny, you should check out "Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo" by Ayun Halliday and illustrated by Dan Santat. It's super cute!

Here is the Amazon.com link: http://www.amazon.com/Always-Lots-Heinies-at-Zoo/dp/1423113527

Thanks for sharing!
Prisca
http://onceuponabook.wordpress.com

Liyana said...

*snickers* Hearing the narrator repeat the word "Tushy" made my day! xD

Elaine Magliaro said...

Holy Tushy, Batman! This book sounds like a riot.

Stacy Dillon said...

My girls love this one. From the sparkly cover, to hearing their mum say tushy...it's a winner!

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