Teaser Tuesday #174 ~ POOP

Posted: October 11, 2016 in Children's books, reviews, Teaser Tuesdays
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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB at Books And A Beat.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read.
• Open to a random page.
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My Teaser for this week is from


by A.J. Cosmo



Genre: Children’s Book

My teaser from page 62 in the paperback.

Some people are scared of getting on a plane, others are afraid of the dark. Me, I’m terrified of blank paper. What did Miss Primm expect me to say? What are you expecting me to say?

I also want to share the author’s Dedication with  you:

“This book is dedicated to everyone who ever turned down a food because it might hurt them, to everyone who ever dreaded destroying a bathroom, and to everyone who ever stayed lonely because they didn’t want to embarass themselves.”

“You are not alone.”


I have a fun picture of the book to share with you, along with my review!

Read on if you want to know more.


My Review

I couldn’t stop reading this once I started. But, I did. I went and got my 21 year old son and we sat down to read it together. He experienced plenty of bullying in school and expressed how lucky he would have been to have this book when he was younger.
We took turns reading it out loud and got into a couple of giggling fits whenever one of us said the word Poop. A fun character is Poop. Look at that cover. Isn’t he kind of cute? How creative of the author to use something people whisper about to engage young readers on a touchy subject.

5 Stars


Poor Liam. On the very first day of fifth grade, in a strange new town, and a large new school, he interrupts everyone to bolt out and into the girl’s bathroom. There, down in the far stall, in pain from a horrible stomach condition, he meets a new friend: Poop. The cheery little guy says he’s there to help Liam through a tough time in his life. But what does Liam need help with? And who, in their right mind, would want Poop for a friend?


I cracked up when I set up this picture. I have a bunch more books by this author and plan to share reviews for all of them between now and Christmas. Be sure to keep an eye out for my posts. You’ll want to grab the books for your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews……etc., or maybe for yourself!


How about you? Got a tease? Tell me!

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  1. I had no idea this book was about bullying, I think I may have to pick it up myself. Great teaser, and I’m glad you and your son found some quotes to make you giggle!

  2. Sounds like a fun book with a good message. I know I giggled when I seen the cover!

  3. Pooptastic. LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

  4. Candid Cover says:

    OMG!! That cover, though! Seems like a great way to get kids to read about tough issues. :)

  5. You got my attention with this one! It reminded me of a children’s book my grandchildren had called (I think) “Everyone poops.” It cracked them up…and this one sounds very delightful…and touching on important issues, too.

    Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “THE AMERICAN GIRL”

    • fuonlyknew says:

      That title is clever too. My son and I still chuckle about this one. Especially as the emoji pillow is now on top of the commode to remind us. LOL

  6. ljennison says:

    You’ve got me curious about this book now. Thanks for sharing it. And thanks for coming by my teaser.

  7. This sounds like such a fun book–humorous and meaningful at the same time. :-) I will have to look for it. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Definitely need to get this!!! We have a lot of issues around here it may help with :)

  9. yvonne473 says:

    I never heard of this book before. Sounds good.

  10. Hi Laura,

    In a strange way, I love the character of POOP, totally relatable to children, although I’m not sure that all the adults might agree :)

    I don’t know what the language is like inside, but this would perhaps be a good story to share before the child started school and any problems reared their ugly heads.

    Knowing how to deal with the issues as soon as they present themsleves, would surely be better than having to fire-fight the consequences once the child is already upset and stressed.

    Great find and definitely one of the most unique covers of the day :)


    • fuonlyknew says:

      You brought up some good angles. I’d say it’s an appropriate story to share with young ones. It’s quite adorable and funny.

      • A. J. Cosmo says:

        There are no curse words, adult situations, or violence in the book (there is a school yard fight but let’s just say the hero gets out of it). I tried to stay away from “potty humor” or at least jokes where the punchline was to be disgusting. Also the reading level is 2.5 and a lot of adults have also said they enjoyed it without sharing it with their children. :)

  11. A. J. Cosmo says:

    Thank you so much for this teaser! I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the book and so happy that you couldn’t put it down (but did :D). This was a very personal book and I’m so happy that people are finding their own meaning in the work. If anyone has any questions I would love to answer them!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I now feel my review is very lacking. There was much more than just bullying to this book. And I’m still giggling:)

      • A. J. Cosmo says:

        It’s wonderful regardless! I had a lot of trouble with the description of the book for just that reason, there’s too much to cover! What’s important though is that you were entertained.

  12. This book sounds wonderful! I love your poop pillow, too. ?

  13. Sounds like a pretty great book and awesome teaser! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!