The Clue is in the Poo is all about making factual things fun. From the intriguing title to the characterful animals that fill its pages, it is packed with fascinating, funny facts about the natural world that you can discover through the animal droppings, tracks and other traces that are left behind.
Each spread has been carefully thought out with lots of interesting illustrations, facts and questions for children to explore. Although the poo is enough to entice many young readers in, like flies to … well… poo, the book goes on to explore much more about animals including how to identify grisly remains and track dangerous creatures like tigers and wolves. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to know that?
Almon’s illustrations really add to the tongue-in-cheek charm of the book with the animal characters pooping and side-eyeing their way through the pages, defying readers of all ages not to smile and engage in their world.
This book is a unique gem with enough to keep readers from 5 to 12 engaged and with an appeal that will be felt by armchair nature enthusiasts and those who like to get out there and explore the natural world themselves. I had to prise it from my 6-year-old long enough to be able to do the review. A great read for 5–12.