Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader FOR KIDS ONLY! (Collectible Edition) | Review & Guest Post

I was so excited to see this opportunity in my inbox and I just knew I had to be on this tour. My sister and I love reading these Bathroom Reader books. She even has a collection, so I'll be sure to pass this one along to her for her collection and then she can share with her children when they are just a little bit older.

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader for Kids Only! by The Bathroom Reader Institute
Published: April 8, 2014
Publisher: Portable Press
Pages: 288
Buy Now: Amazon

Here is an exciting chance to own the very first Uncle John's Bathroom Reader For Kids Only! in a hardcover edition with all new illustrations! When our younger readers demanded a Bathroom Reader of their own, Uncle John put together this brain-boggling easy-to-read collection of facts, fads, quotes, history, science, origins, pop culture, mythology, humor, and more! Plus it's full of wacky and fun illustrations and Uncle John's famous "running feet" — those fun and fascinating facts on the bottom of every page. Curious young readers will learn about the real Dr. Seuss, baseball superstitions, the birth of The Simpsons, how carnival games are rigged, the history of dining on scorpions and tarantulas, shocking truths about thunder and lightning, and disgusting bodily functions like ear wax production and digestion (and why they're important), and much, much more!

I had a blast reading this Bathroom Reader. Not only is it full of fun facts, jokes and interesting stories, it also made me think about things I'd love to learn more about. For instance, I loved the article about how cloud formations were named and what each type of cloud was called and what each did. Very cool.

The most interesting fact that stuck with me is kind of hilarious: 24 hours from now, you'll have forgotten 80% of what you learned today.

I think the information found within this book is perfect for the age range the book was intended for - it contained just enough gross facts to keep them entertained, fun little cartoons and some really inspiring stories.

Today my husband and I were lounging around trying to stay cool and he asked me to start reading him sections of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader For Kids Only. We made it a bit of a game - he'd pick a topic, I would look it up and start reading him sections and making him guess some of the facts. Then we played where we would pick a random number and read what was on that page. It was a lot of fun and we learned so much today.

If you are looking for a fun book for kids, I'd recommend this one. It will keep them busy and it's actually a lot more fun to read than a novel as the sections are short, but interesting. Perfect for a car ride, a rainy day or just to read aloud with friends and have a giggle.

What was the most fun aspect of putting this book together?

There are so many fun aspects of creating a book like this. One great part of putting the book together is working with the illustrator because you never know how an artist is going to illustrate a story. There’s nothing like getting a sketch of a barfing bird…or an ice cream cone with a nose…or a shark coming out of a toilet. Another great part is doing the research for the articles and gathering all the information that goes into a book. We are fans of wacky facts, so it’s not work—it’s fun. Working on an Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader For Kids Only is like getting a college education…only funnier.

About the Author:
The BRI consists of a small groups of trivia nuts, based in a little red house in the sleepy valley town of Ashland, Oregon. The team is working feverishly to bring you the very best bathroom reading in the world.

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1 comment:

  1. The illustrations sound so freaking quirky and adorable!


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