What Do They Do With All That Poo?

Planet JupiterWhat Do They Do With All That Poo? by Jane Kurtz. Illustrated by Allison Black. 2018. PreS-3. 40 pages. Beach Lane Books. ISBN: 978-1481479868.


Vocabulary: One reviewer (from Kirkus) called this book a "scatological success." Question: What does being "a scatological success" mean?

Jane Kurtz talks about the idea that paper is sometimes made from the poop of elephants. A video tape sharing the process of how that is done is available on YouTube.
Nas Daily. (2018 May 24) This is Made of Poop?! Retrieved from https://youtu.be/DghDyoYVwsw.
1) Discuss why the fact that being vegetarian makes it feasible to use elephant poop to make paper. What does being a vegetarian mean?
2) Where can one purchase paper made from elephant poop?

Another explanation of making paper from elephant dung (poop) is presented on the Poopoopaper.com site. Alternative Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd. (n.d.) From Poop to PooPoopaperâ„¢ - The Process. Retrieved from https://www.poopoopaper.com/en/content/9-poop-to-paper-the-process.

Order a Elephant Poopoopaper Classroom Kit from Alternative Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd -- locate information about how to buy at:

And on one page Kurtz speaks about the cube shaped poop excreted by wombats. That fact has intrigued readers as they wonder how does that happen - cube shaped? Now there is an answer. Helen Regan of CNN reports on a scientific report explaining how the cube shape comes about.

Regan, Helen. (2018 November 20) Wombat poop: Scientists have finally discovered why it's cubed. CNN. Retrieved from http://bit.ly/wombatpoop (A CNN site).

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