June 11, 2013

The Who-Poop-on-my-head –book

Category: Books

This book probably holds the world’s record for having one of the longest titles in the world of children’s book:

Over een kleine mol die wil weten wie er op zijn kop gepoept heft

Literally translated as: About a little mole who wants to know who pooped on his head.

How crazy-weird is that?!

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I have to say that when I first heard the gist of the story, I got a little bit weirded out.  I thought that the story seems a little too strange to be read to a 2.5 year old, but I couldn’t help but thought that the story seems funny at the same time. I guess there must be some unexplainable “normal” Dutch humour on the subject of poop on the head.

But I digress.

The story goes about a mole, and whilst sleeping, felt something dropped on his head. He then sets out to find out who crapped on him. He asked every animal he saw if they each has pooped on his head, but the animals in question pleads their innocence and proceeded to take a dump right there and then to convince him that they were not the culprit. And every page was illustrated with the animals taking a dump, along with the texture of the crap they created.Mr Poopy Head got frustrated and finally, with the help of some shit experts, Little Mole gets his revenge .

In short, the book is really about shit as it describes the type of shits and texture and everything and who shat on the mole’s head. A couple of cases in point:

Talk about the author of children’s book making money out of a shit story.

The most important thing is that Spud enjoys the story tremendously and, thanks to my mother-in-law, I now know about animals’ poop than I would ever have otherwise. I guess this is one of those Dutch humour I didn’t come to expect when I married Silver Bullet.

My take on this is that even thought I thought that the book is kind of weird at first, I do see the humour in it. It was all in good fun.

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  1. This book is a firm favourite in our house. My sons school even has a book sack version with a little cuddly mole and fake poop, brilliant . I found an English version at school and bought that for my boys to read too. #abitofeverything

    • I haven’t seen the English version! I don’t think they have it in our bookstores here in Thailand. It’s a hilarious book! We’ve got the toy as well, but the kids don’t seem to like the poop on its head! Thanks for dropping by, Katie! 🙂

  2. hahah is it weird that I think this book sounds hilarious?! My friend just bought me a book called ‘The Very Hungover Caterpillar,’ I was also skeptical at first, as in, would I really read a story about being hungover to my future son? (I’m 9 months pregnant). Anyway, thanks for sharing! #fartglitter

    • I’ll have to find that Hungover Caterpillar Book! Sounds interesting! 🙂 This is a pretty weird book, but definitely hilarious. WHo would have thought a story about finding who shits could make it to a children’s collection! Thanks for dropping by, Meagan.

  3. OMG this is so completely up my street- brilliant! I just googled it and realized there is an English version. Rushing off to buy it for everyone i know- thanks! Thanks for linking up to #fartglitter x

    • Hahahahaaa! I thought you might like that! Although I haven’t yet seen an English version. They’ve got a toy mole with shit on his head too! Hee…hehehe!Makes for a great Christmas gift! 😀

  4. Weird!! Not a lot else I can say really. I have a feeling I will not be hunting this out for christmas present.
    Thank you for sharing this (i think 😉 ) Tracey xx #abitofeverything

    • No? Darn! it’ll make a cool one! LOL. It IS a weird book, definitely. Still, it’s funny! 🙂

  5. I am so TOTALLY getting this! HAHAHA Thanks for the tip!

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