Farts. Bottoms. Wee. Poo. Underpants. Books for Little Boys

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Farts. Bottoms. Wee. Poo. Underpants. Just why are little boys obsessed with toilet humour? 

I typed this question into google hoping to find some research explaining this phenomenon and all I could find was forum after forum of mother’s asking the exact same questions and how do deal with it?

To be honest Master Five’s obsession isn’t something that I find I have to “deal with”. 

It’s an occasional annoyance more than anything, like when you’re trying to have a serious conversation with him and he answers you with his ‘fart gun’, or when you have to ask him to behave himself in public.

Other than that, I figure, or hope he’ll grow out of it – then I take a look at the grown men in my life and realise, no they never really do grow out of it. From what I can see farts are still completely hilarious in every form.

It seems it’s been a problem of generations if we look back at the classic nursery rhyme: 

Snips (frogs) and snails, and puppy dogs tails, That’s what little boys are made of. Sugar and spice and all things nice, That’s what little girls are made of.

Now if you look this one up on the web you will find parent after parent complaining that boys are portrayed in such a gross manner….but I’m sorry to say, while it doesn’t change how much we love them, little boys are gross…live with it, go with it.

So here I am going with it. A list of awesome books devoted to toilet humour (great Christmas stocking fillers).

1. The Day My Butt Went Psycho by Andy Griffiths (my son is obsessed with the TV version of this at the moment)

2. Why is Snot Green? by Glenn Murphy

3. Father Christmas Needs a Wee and Father Christmas Comes up Trumps by Nicholas Allan

4. Walter the Farting Dog by William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray

5. The underpants books: Dinosaurs Love Underpants; Pirates Love Underpants; Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort.

Kylie Fennell
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