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Who Did It? Boxed Set by Ohara Hale

Who Did It? is a fantastic new board book collection by Ohara Hale, a singer/songwriter/musician, illustrator, children's book author, gig-poster maker, writer, animator, director, graphic designer and art director. Who Did It? is also a title in the debut line of kid's books from Pow! an imprint of powerHouse Books, an independent publisher of art and photography books. Pow! is dedicated to publishing "visually driven, imagination-fuelled" books that combine an "offbeat or humorous sensibility with outstanding design that delight children and grown-ups equally." Who Did It? definitely fulfills this promise!

The five books in Who Did It? each address a different bodily function with the perfect mix of humor and help and great illustrations. Every family has a different way of approaching burping, sneezing, farting, pooping and peeing when parenting but the bottom line is that we all do it and, no matter how we teach our kids to deal with it, it is something that gets talked about. What I love most about how the five books in Who Did It? is the positive way that Hale presents her subject matter. Each book discusses what the bodily function is, why it shouldn't cause embarrassment and how to politely and considerately deal with it when it happens in public.

FromWho Did It? by Ohara Hale, published by POW!/powerHouse Books.

In Who Farted? readers learn that it's normal to pass gas twelve to fifteen times a day, what kind of foods make gas and, of course, that you should say "Excuse me, " if you fart in public. 

FromWho Did It? by Ohara Hale, published by POW!/powerHouse Books.

In Who Sneezed? we learn that "snot is how your nose keeps stuff from getting into your body" along with an admonishment not to eat your boogers, to say "Excuse me," after sneezing and to always cover your mouth with your arm before sneezing.

FromWho Did It? by Ohara Hale, published by POW!/powerHouse Books.

In Who Pooped? readers learn that poop is "stuff our bodies don't need from our food," the basics like going in the toilet, wiping with toilet paper and, remembering to flush and, of course always washing your hands after.

FromWho Did It? by Ohara Hale, published by POW!/powerHouse Books.

In Who Burped? readers learn that some burps can smell gross, but it's "okay to burp to release air from our bodies" but to please cover your mouth and say, "Excuse me."

FromWho Did It? by Ohara Hale, published by POW!/powerHouse Books.

I think you get the idea by now. There is a lot of action and dialogue on every page of each book in the Who Did It? and the characters are a diverse and  curious collection of creatures. Little listeners will love spotting familiar characters in the crazy mix of animals in each book and adults will get a kick out of reading the text.

Source: Review Copy


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