Poo Bum

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 1
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

The international bestselling picture book about a little rabbit who could only say one thing. Now an animated series on Netflix!

Simon is children’s favorite cheeky rabbit! With bright and bold illustrations, the Simon picture book series is intelligent, funny and adored by toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children.

Once there was a little rabbit who could only say one thing…
In the morning his mother would say, “Time to get up, my little rabbit!”
He’d reply: “Poo bum!”
At lunchtime his father would say, “Eat your spinach, my little rabbit!”
He’d reply: “Poo bum!”
One day, he meets a hungry wolf.
Will Simon learn his lesson once and for all?

Absurdly humorous and irrepressible, Simon’s antics are guaranteed entertainment and will have children back for repeat readings — it’s too much fun to say the words “Poo Bum” again and again! While the surprise ending will have the whole family in hysterics, the message is clear, Simon knows perfectly well how to behave when he wants to. But it’s hard when there are so many funny words to say.

Perfect to read aloud and giggle together as a family or for beginning readers who will enjoy the bold and simple text.

“Likely to stop even non-bookish kids in their tracks”—The Guardian, ‘The Best Picture books for Children’

Stephanie Blake is the author and illustrator of seven picture books in the Simon series and dozens of highly successful books in France, many of them children’s favorites.

Simon’s adventures continue in:
Super Rabbit
I Want Spaghetti
I Don’t Want To Go To School
I’m the Biggest
Stupid Baby

Praise for Poo Bum

“I believe that entertainment is an overrated function of art and we should be challenged by what we view and read.”—Simon Pegg

“I found it funny. Ten-year-old found it funny. Seven-year-old considered it hilarious and 2-year-old laughed because everyone else did. What couldn’t you like about a potty-mouthed rabbit?”—Sunday Star Times, New Zealand

“Scatological writing doesn’t usually impress me – but the plot of Poo Bum is hilarious. Stephanie Blake is a big seller in France. Find out why.”—The Listener, New Zealand

“This book may be a masterpiece. I’ve read so many children’s books that, when one of them stands out, I notice. Poo Bum is simplistic, with no lessons learned. The illustrations are garish and silly. The story consists of a rabbit repeating a scatological phrase. But, you know what? It made me laugh. I can totally see this being a favorite of little kids, thanks to its hilarious absurdity.”—The Ladybug Reads

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 1
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2011
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2020-02-04
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002210, JUV019000, JUV013000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 8.5 x 11
Lexile 430
Features Original artwork and Reviewed


School Library Journal

“A slight but lively book, which will delight readers who want to repeat ‘fart’ and ‘poo’ for the rest of the day.”

Author, Illustrator: Stephanie Blake

Stephanie Blake was born in Minnesota and lives in Paris. She is the author and illustrator of dozens of highly successful picture books, many of them children's favorites.