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

2 total reviews

Regular price $13.50 SGD
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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 2 reviews
Quirky and informative

We learned about the evolution of toilets and my child started asking a lot more questions about toilets. I am impressed that this book stirred my 4.5yo child's curiosity to learn more about the past. My toddler absolutely loves books related to poop and pee so this book tickles her!

Aww! Here at My Story Treasury, we believe that well-chosen living books have the power to spark curiosity and inspire learning in little ones, which is priceless. Thank you for sharing your experience, Yvette (:

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.

Thank you Y for sharing your take on this book! I had a re-read of this title, and you're right, the last part with various people feeling the need to use the washroom is rather abrupt. The part of the book that flowed really well, was the evolution from old to modern toilets. After that, it was just presenting different aspects of toileting. I find these more 'factual' kind of books tend to flow a lot less smoothly compared to those with clear narratives. Perhaps books with stronger storylines would be more suitable for your family! Will be happy to assist you to find books that match your needs better. Don't hesitate to reach out to us at!