- Title: We Toot
- Author: Ashley Wheelock and Arwen Evans
- Illustrated By: Sandie Sonke
- Publisher: House of Tomorrow on August 12, 20219
- Genre: Children’s Fiction
- Pages: 19
- Formats Available: Hardback, Paperback, & Digital
- Rating: 5/5
Trigger Warnings: None
Many thanks to Blackberry Book Tours, Ashley Wheelock, Arwen Evans, and Sandie Sonke for providing me with a digital copy of We Toot with a request for an honest review.
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We Toot Blurb
A hilarious picture book for children of all ages. When a stinky toot is loosed at a slumber party, six girls learn an important lesson in body positivity and self-acceptance.
We Toot lets little girls know it’s okay to let one rip.
House of Tomorrow’s mission is self-acceptance, body positivity, and inclusion. houseoftomorrowbooks.com
Who says that boys are the only ones who think farts are funny? Ashley Wheelock and Arwen Evans prove that theory wrong in their picture book We Toot. I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time.
This book follows a bunch of little girls at a slumber party. When one of them farts, the fingers start pointing. One girl is rather prissy and says that it’s not proper for girls to toot. The party host laughs it off. When she tells everyone that she farts all the time, the girls feel comfortable enough to laugh about it too.
We Toot speaks directly to my heart. As a child, my mom raised me to show my polite manners at all times. I was never allowed to mention my bodily functions, let alone allow others to know that I have them. Unfortunately, I passed this embarrassment on to my children. But, now that I am much older, I find burps and farts hilarious. I even make jokes when the cats fart and burp.
The rhyming flow of the words is as much fun as the words themselves. The story is hilarious. It delivers a message to girls to love all the embarrassing pieces of themselves. This message alone is empowering. Girls need that little boost to feel good about their bodies.
And, where would we be without the fantastic illustrations? Sandie Sonke created the best pictures to go with this story. The fart clouds made me snort, and the children’s smiles lit up the page.
I adored this book so much that I am buying a copy to give my granddaughters. These little girls currently think their farts are hilarious. I hope they never outgrow that feeling. With that, I am happy to award We Toot a full 5 out of 5 stars. If you have girls in your life you should seriously consider sharing this tale with them.
About the Authors – Ashley Wheelock & Arwen Evans
Ashley is a writer and lawyer on the central coast of California. She loves books, especially children’s books, and began her book career as the then youngest editor-in-chief of her elementary school’s press. She dreams of marshmallows and witches.
Arwen is a PR executive. Her mission is to raise strong girls, which is important as she has three of them. She spends her commute embroidering elaborate gifts while dreaming up her next story. Arwen is a member of SCBWI.
Author’s Contact Link: Instagram
About the Illustrator – Sandie Sonke
Sandie Sonke is a Southern California native and a Cal State University Fullerton grad with a degree in studio art. She finds joy simply sketching in her sketchbook or drawing tablet. Wearer of many hats; she’s a freelance illustrator, wife, and mom to two sweet and silly kids who inspire her daily. She loves to create whimsical and colorful illustrations. Her hope is to bring a little happiness to those who view her work.