Afternoon Kindle-parents!! Today I have two great/funny/imaginative books to share with you. They are from a series called “Yuck Kingdom” in which a little girl likes to flush her irritating little brother down the toilet. (Man…kids and their toilet humor. LOL) Anyways, here is a little about the books. An excerpt read to you by the author himself Jeff Rivera. And of course…a review, by the audience that matters the most, MY KIDS!
Welcome to Yuck Kingdom!
Book #1 – Um…Mommy, I Think I Flushed My Brother Down the Toilet
Welcome to ’Yuck Kingdom’! The streets are made of smelly jelly fellies. The trees are all winding, dinding and finding. And the hills are made of slushy gushy mush. It’s the Kingdom of Yuck and the last place that Falisha Whiskers wants to be in. But Falisha needs to find her brother Jesse.
She didn’t mean to flush Jesse down the toilet… not entirely at least! And now, she needs to find him and take him back home before her daddy gets back or they’re both going to be in heaps of trouble! But the Kingdom of Yuck has more twists and turns than a water slide. Will Falisha find her brother in the twisting streets made of smelly jelly fellies? And will she be able to get him back in time, and all bathed and clean, before their mommy tells their daddy that Falisha flushed her little brother down the toilet?
Book #2 – Um…Mommy, I Think I Flushed My Brother Down the Toilet, again
The exciting sequel to the original bestselling children’s book
Welcome to ‘Yuck Kingdom’—AGAIN! Falisha Whiskers has flushed her little brother Jesse down the toilet even after she promised, no matter how annoying he is, to never ever to do it again! Now she has to flush herself down onto the muddy streets made of smelly jelly fellies, even though she’d hoped to never step foot inside that gross place again.
This time Falisha discovers she is on a special mission to rescue Jessie and all the Urpie Burpies from The Toilet Paper King—The Most Evil King in all of Yuck Kingdom—before it’s too late. Will she and a team of Slumpy Bumpies find them and get home before Falisha and Jessie’s daddy comes home or will Jessie have to stay in ‘Yuck Kingdom’ with The Toilet Paper King forever?
Thoughts From Frick & Frack
I honestly have zero idea why kids are so fascinated with toilet humor, but without fail the topic comes up everynight. So, when Jeff emailed me asking if I’d have my two bitty bots give his books a test drive, I couldn’t refuse.
A sister. A Brother. A Toilet? This seemed right up their alley.
And I was right.
Besides the obligatory “ewwwws, and uhhhhhs” that came along with the icky story, there was plenty of gut punching giggling. One passage in particular had their guts busting:
“My name is Urpie,” he said, “That’s Urpie Burpie. Cause when I urpie burpie, I burpie urpie.”
“That’s Urpie Burpie. Cause when I urpie burpie, I burpie urpie.”
“Urpie?” I asked.
“Urpie Burpie.” he said.
Apparently reading it at hyper speed, with a slightly ridiculas urpie accent, added just enough umpft to send the already silly story into a tailspin.
AND…despite the fact that there are more words than pictures (which usually has my youngest heading for the door.) Falisha and her brother Jesse were just entertaining enough to keep my bitty bot’s booty firmly planted on my lap.
In short… KID TESTED, MOTHER APPROVED!
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