Animals Brag About Their Bottoms
- A warm, humorous book that encourages self love and body positivity.
- Gorgeously illustrated using traditional Japanese art techniques.
- A fun and intuitive way for kids to learn about different animals, by guessing which bottom belongs to which animal.
Guided Reading Level: H
Common Core State Standards RF.1.1,2,3,4,4a,4b,4c L.1.4,4a,4c,5,5a,5b,5c,5d,6 SL.1.1,1b,1c,2,3,4,5,6 W.1.2,3,5,7,8 RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Next Generation Science Standards 5-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes 1-LS3-Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
“The text is light, conversational, and funny; and the painterly patoots are lovely in their texture and shading…. By the end (ha!) we’ve learned a little about these remarkable creatures.”
—The Horn Book
“This humorous title delivers just what it promises: fauna fawning over their own rumps. ...In Saito’s delicate renderings, each bottom is distinct and, yes, beautiful.”
“From a cuddly round bunny bottom to a hippo’s “so-o-o big” bum, Saito celebrates animal behinds in all their forms...there’s not a trace of self-consciousness in this jaunty, no-nonsense exhibition of animal posteriors.”
“With the frissonof the forbidden, it focuses on animals’ amazingly stylish rear-ends — from fluffy to striped to spiky, with humorous charm and elegant illustrations.”