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A Discworld picture book.At six o clock every day, without fail, with no excuses, Sam Vimes must go home to read The World of Poo , with all the appropriate noises, to his little boy.A picturebook that picks up a story from Snuff , the brand new Discworld novel. In Snuff, Young Sam Vines had moved on from Where s My Cow and his new favourite book was The World of Poo Because Sir Terry Pratchett his awesome, once again he has brought Sam s fictional book to life in a charming story all about poo I m not sure the plot really matters Geoffrey is staying with his Grandmother in Ankh Morpork and he starts up a poo museum in the garden shed after he s told that being pooed on by a bird is good luck The story follows his adventures round the city as he collects different types of poo and even visits Sir Harry King, master of all things poo.I can see this being a huge hit with small children even if parents might want to deter poo collecting as a hobby Geoffrey is encouraged to wash his hands a lot so there is a positive message in there too The line drawings by Peter Dennis are charming and add a little extra to the story I especially liked the ones illustrating his trip to the zoo And in true Pratchett style, there are plenty of footnotes to keep the adults entertained though personally, I thought the whole thing was amusing.There s a lot of moaning on about the formatting on the Kindle edition I can see how it might have been difficult with the illustrations and footnotes but there s a bit of me that thinks this book deserves to by a physical thing The hardback has a lovely feel to it and at the very least, it s an interesting conversation point for visitors to your home. When young Geoffrey goes to Ankh Morpork to stay with his grandmother, he quickly develops a fascination with poo Hilarity ensues.The World of Poo started out as a book Sam Vimes was reading his son in Snuff Smelling an opportunity, Old Pratch squeezed out this nugget before his final days When it popped up on Netgalley, I had to pinch it.The World of Poo is the tale of one young man s poo obsession, leading to him visiting various Ankh Morpork locales and collecting fragrant specimens for his poo museum As well as being amusing, The World of Poo contains many interesting poo facts, the straight shit on feces, as it were.In addition to real life poo, Geoffrey also collects specimens from gargoyles, dragons, and various other creatures I think it would be a lot of fun to read to kids or any adult you know with a fixation on feces.In conclusion, The World of Poo is not the slightest bit crappy Four out of five stars. This story of a boy who develops a scatological obsession in a merry ol England setting was a delight Thus my first foray into Terry Pratchett s world was a resounding success I m not a big Pratchett or Discworld fan I vaguely remember reading a couple when they first came out but they re British humor which tends to miss my funny bone Then there were so many that it was plain crazy confusing This is 39.5, I believe Thankfully, it is short stands well on its own It was well narrated which made it a fun diversion, but most of all the blurb hit one of my many sore points the big deal people make about poo Everything does it, but people make such a big, disgusting, secretive deal out of it Ridiculous, but there you have it Pratchett poking fun at the secrecy plus getting it into conversation had to be a good thing It was also vaguely amusing at times The economics usefulness were well done Urine has been used throughout history for a number of things from tanning to washing hair Peter Freuchen s account of his first dance with his soon to be wife in Arctic Adventure My Life in the Frozen North had me laughing out loud He was tall, the ceiling was low, the woman he lusted after washed her hair to a gorgeous, lustrous shine in baby pee which made the slow dances tough since he had his face buried in her hair She felt good, but the smell Still, Pratchett could have done better He didn t get much into what is really fascinating about poo even though the boy was collecting it Scientists can tell a lot about an animal from its waste As a farmer a father, I ve spent a lot of my life dealing with it using it as an indicator of how an animal or baby is doing despite their inability to tell me in words I know how well the spring grass is coming into the fields by the texture, color, sloppiness of the horse poo When my pony colicked, I rejoiced when he delivered a steaming pile knew that he was better We look at the dogs to see if they have worms or why they aren t eating often find the answer by feathers or something else that shows they re scrounging snacks We used to examine the kids diapers to see how they were handling the change in diet as they grew.Anyway, I applaud his effort to bring the subject out of the closet.