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生活微百科 - 上厕所 Daily Life Encyclopedia - Going To The Washroom

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Okay. If you have a boy, he's likely going to find this hilarious.

Even if you have a girl, she's probably going to be laughing out loud too!

Find out together how toilets have evolved over the years, with a Chinese spin to it. In the past animals and humans used to pee and poo all around, but it soon led to all kinds of awful diseases, some even had deadly consequences. Since then, mankind has been on a continual quest to address this biological function.

I absolutely love this 生活小百科 series, that is highly relatable to our daily life, and causes us to wonder about what we may take for granted, like basic sanitation. The other titles in the series are 做梦 and 记事情 on dreaming and remembering things, also available on the webstore. Do NOT miss those as well!

Recommended for Ages: 2-12
Pages: 30
Format: Hardcover
Language: Simplified Chinese
Author / Illustrator: 周翔

Conversation starters:
- What things are in our home washroom?
- What do people do in the washroom?
- Where can you find the cleanest toilet in the country?
- Can you imagine a washroom many many years ago?
- How did our grandparents pee and poo in the kampung? Did they do it in a communal hole too?

Extension activities:
- Window shop where they sell nothing but toilet bowls, sinks, taps, with other kitchen and toilet fixtures
- Chat with a friend who has a pet, and ask how do they clean their poop
- Go on an excursion to PUB at Marina Barrage and ask the staff what happens to our pee and poop in sewage, and where do they go to!

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Sorry, not a fan of this book

While I think it is interesting by providing children with the idea of how modern toilet bowls come about, I thought the book was rather disjointed. E.g. After it talks about public toilets outside, next page jumped to toilets in planes/caravans/trains and then it jumped next to a page of people feeling very urgent and needing the toilet. I can't really describe it but we felt that the "storyline"/text of the book didn't flow well from page to page.