Battle of the Butts

The Science Behind Animal Behinds
by Jocelyn Rish, David Creighton-Pester

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Did you know manatees swim using farts? Or that herrings communicate by passing gas?

Butts are used for breathing, eating, swimming, talking, and even killing in the animal kingdom. Focusing on ten different animals and their derrières, and offering fun facts about their origin, habitat, and "posterior power," this hilarious book...
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Published By Running Press Kids

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 48

Publication Date 11/02/2021

ISBN 9780762497775

Dimensions 11.35 inches x 9.8 inches

"The book is a gas. Ripping good fun!"
— Kirkus Reviews

"If ever a science book begged to be read aloud, this is it, and the competitive approach to its crowd-pleasing topic will engender plenty of discussion and debate."
— Booklist

"Silly cartoon illustrations and a punny text convey a butt load of information about unusual behaviors (herring 'communicate through farts') and anatomies (a Sonoran coralsnake's butt looks like its head, which tricks predators). A 'Butt Bonus' feature with each entry adds related material."
— The Horn Book Guide

"This hilarious book by Jocelyn Rish is full of awesome facts that kids are sure to retain, accompanied by artist David Creighton-Pester’s colorful and expressive illustrations."
— Red Tricycle

"Recommended for general purchase for public and elementary school libraries; a perfect nonfiction choice for reluctant readers."
— School Library Journal