A History of Toilet Paper (and Other Potty Tools) By Sophia Gholz Illustrated by Xiana Teimoy 

Back of Book:

People have been going potty since, well, since the beginning of people! Ever wonder what humans used before potties or paper? You might be surprised at the clever tools that humans came up with over the centuries. From the great outdoors to ceramic pots, bum brushes and bidets, prepare for an adventure as we explore the interesting and sometimes shocking history of human potty practices! Award-winning children’s author Sophia Gholz and illustrator Xiana Teimoy team up to put a humorous spin on the fun and fascinating facts surrounding the history of toilet paper (and other potty tools) in this delightful book. 

Why I love it:

I recevied a copy of this picture book from Running Press Kids in exchange for an honest review. 

Children are naturally curious about the world around them. As a teacher, I have been asked numerous times who invented toilet paper and why we use it. Sophia Gholz’s new book A History of Toilet Paper (And Other Potty Tools) is a perfect way to combine the history of inventions in a fun and humorous way. I was amazed at the ways bathrooms and potty habits evolved over time. Sophia weaved history and humor together that will engage readers from beginning to end. The illustrations by Xiana Teimoy are detailed, colorful, and historically accurate. The back of the book includes a time, authors note, and glossary. This informational book is perfect for a classroom inventions unit, or a fun bedtime read aloud. 

Ages 5 and up

40 Pages 

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