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Animals in the Outhouse
by Anja Frohlich and Gergely Kiss


Overview - One morning all of the animals in the forest awake to discover an intruder in their midst It's a bright blue outhouse, installed by the park ranger who is tired of the forest smelling nasty and his dog walking in stinky animal poop From now on, the animals must do their business in the outhouse.  Read more...

 
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Overview
One morning all of the animals in the forest awake to discover an intruder in their midst It's a bright blue outhouse, installed by the park ranger who is tired of the forest smelling nasty and his dog walking in stinky animal poop From now on, the animals must do their business in the outhouse. Dr. Grunter the boar, Billy the bear, Harriet the hare, Prickly the hedgehog, Fancy the fox, Antony the stag, and Olive the owl all do their very best to use this strange and unnatural device. But was the outhouse really such a good idea? Mishap ensues as each animal tries to impress the others by pooping in the plastic, portable potty.

"Animals in the Outhouse" shows children it is never worth doing something you are uncomfortable with just for the sake of fitting in. Children will love this silly story that is also a lesson about conformity.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781616086596
  • ISBN-10: 1616086599
  • Publisher: Sky Pony Press
  • Publish Date: June 2012
  • Page Count: 28
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-9
  • Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.7 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-04-23
  • Reviewer: Staff

Hoping to instill a sense of bathroom decorum among the forest animals, a ranger leaves a blue outhouse in a clearing in this story first published in Germany. Professor Grunter, a wild boar, arrives first with newspaper in hand. But, intimated by the toilet’s “deep dark” hole, he bluffs about having used it. Kiss’s quirkily expressive cartoons are an excellent match for the outrageously silly premise. Like Grunter, other animals have anxious moments in the outhouse, failing to use the toilet but feigning triumph, giving the story a hint of The Emperor’s New Clothes. As Harriet the rabbit exits, she haughtily announces, “It is about time we animals had a decent lavatory.” Amid the humor, Fröhlich sneaks in a subtle lesson about peer pressure. Parents should prepare for repeat readings: this joke is unlikely to get old soon. Ages 4–8. (May)

 
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