Battle of the Butts: The Science Behind Animal Behinds (Hardcover)

Battle of the Butts: The Science Behind Animal Behinds By Jocelyn Rish, David Creighton-Pester (Illustrator) Cover Image
Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Fort Greene
1 on hand, as of Nov 28 11:05pm


An MASL Dogwood Reader's Award Title

Did you know manatees swim using farts? Or that herrings communicate by passing gas?

Butts are used for breathing, eating, swimming, talking, and even killing in the animal kingdom. Focusing on ten different animals and their derrières, and offering fun facts about their origin, habitat, and "posterior power," this hilarious book captures the wonder of our ecosystem. Which animal has the coolest butt power? That's up to you to decide! 

About the Author

Jocelyn Rish is a writer and filmmaker who never imagined her cheeky sense of humor would lead to a book about animal butts. When she's not researching fanny facts, she tutors kids to help them discover the magic of reading. Jocelyn has won numerous awards for her short stories, screenplays, short films, and novels and lives in South Carolina with her booty-ful dogs.
David Creighton-Pester
is an illustrator and designer from Hamilton, New Zealand. Inspired as a child by picture books, animation, and all things arty, he spent endless hours drawing crazy characters and coming up with silly stories. And still does now! David is also the owner of Scorch Design, a graphic design company he started in 2009. You can see more of his illustration work at

Praise For…

"The book is a gas. Ripping good fun!"
 —Kirkus Reviews

"If ever a science book begged to be read aloud, this is it, and the competitive approach to its crowd-pleasing topic will engender plenty of discussion and debate."—Booklist

"Silly cartoon illustrations and a punny text convey a butt load of information about unusual behaviors (herring 'communicate through farts') and anatomies (a Sonoran coralsnake's butt looks like its head, which tricks predators). A 'Butt Bonus' feature with each entry adds related material."—The Horn Book Guide

"This hilarious book by Jocelyn Rish is full of awesome facts that kids are sure to retain, accompanied by artist David Creighton-Pester’s colorful and expressive illustrations."—Red Tricycle

"Recommended for general purchase for public and elementary school libraries; a perfect nonfiction choice for reluctant readers."—School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780762497775
ISBN-10: 0762497777
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Publication Date: November 2nd, 2021
Pages: 48
Language: English