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Butt or Face? Can you tell which end you’re looking at?

    Butt of Face

    Butt or Face? Can you tell which end you’re looking at? I can honestly say when I first got solicitated for Butt or Face, I thought I was getting butt end of some joke. Butt or Face? Well, nature is a funny place where you can’t tell the difference. What a novel idea. Kids will have fun with Kari Lavelle‘s book, as well as adults. No butts about it, everybody will love this little book.

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    Using a cheeky guessing game format, Butt or Face? is a hilarious nonfiction picture book that teaches fascinating facts about animals! Are YOU ready to play?

    Move over, Jeopardy, Family Feud, and The Price Is Right—this book will be your new favorite laugh-until-your-stomach-hurts family game! In Butt or Face, weird animals are introduced with a close-up photo. Kids must guess: do they see…um…err… the bottom or the top?

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    Readers will learn about animals like Cuban Dwarf Frogs, whose backsides resemble a pair of eyes, and the Mary River Turtle, which has a unique face and even breathes through its butt! On every reveal page, kids can enjoy the animals’ complete photos and fascinating scientific facts, which explain how the critters’ camouflage and trickery help them to engage with their habitats.

    Can YOU tell a butt from a face?

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    Kari Lavelle is the author of We Move the World (HarperCollins, 2021) as well as the forthcoming An Ode to Grapefruit – a picture book biography of James Earl Jones (Knopf, 2024). She is a member of SCBWI and 12×12 and enjoys taking classes at the Writing Barn. She lives in Austin, Texas.

    Publication Date: July 11, 2023

    Tony M.