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Happy Book Birthday To POO-DUNIT? By Katelyn Aronson!

Out today is Katelyn Aronson’s newest picture book! POO-DUNIT?, a delightful forest-floor mystery, is now available from Candlewick. It’s garnered well-deserved glowing reviews!




“Aronson’s rhymed verses will be a treat to read aloud, assuming, that is, they can be heard over audience laughter. . . . should reduce any storytime group to pandemonium.”The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books *STARRED REVIEW*

“Aronson’s story of a scatological stumper will elicit giggles. . . The quiz and the paean to poo at the close add a little fun and science, respectively. Laberis’ digitally created cartoon illustrations are worthy of Disney—if Disney did doo-doo. . . Stinky science with a sprinkle of silly.” —Kirkus



Katelyn Aronson loves tea parties and has a beloved teacup from her own grandmother that she treasures just as much as Clovis does. As well as authoring children’s books, she works as an instructor of French and English, and is completing an MA in English/French translation through La Sorbonne University, Paris. She currently lives in both the Jura mountain region of France and near Lake Geneva in Switzerland.


Katelyn is the author of PIGLETTE and PIGLETTE’S PERFECT SURPRISE, two picture books out now with Viking, and CLOVIS KEEPS HIS COOL, a much-lauded picture book out from Page Street Kids. She is also the author of WHEN PEANUT BUTTER MET JELLY, forthcoming with Viking, and ORPHELINE, forthcoming with Candlewick.


Congratulations on this sweet picture book and amazing buzz, Katelyn! Get your copy from these retailers or your local indie: Penguin Random House, Bookshop.org, Barnes & Noble, Target.


We’re so happy for you, Katelyn! Visit Katelyn’s website for more information on her and her books. Come follow her on Twitter and Instagram too!