Published by HarperCollins
Summary: “Hello! My name is Lou, and I’m…a toilet.” All day every day, dogs sniff, twist, twirl, lift, and then, “well, you know,” as a splashy yellow puddle is shown. Sure, it’s useful, but sometimes Lou wonders if there’s more to life. As Lou reflects on this, readers can see underground plumbing, a big red fire truck racing down the street, and gray smoke billowing out of a building. When the firefighters’ dalmatian runs up, Lou’s sure about what’s next, but then there’s a surprise! There’s a different kind of twist, twirl, and lift, and Lou discovers a new purpose as the firefighters use Lou’s water to put out the fire. “How did I not see this before? My name is Lou, and I’m…a superhero!” 32 pages; ages 3-8.
Pros: Kids will be drawn in by the bathroom humor, but they’ll come away with a good lesson about finding one’s true calling and the joy of helping others. The humor, adorable illustrations, and story are sure to make this a big hit with readers.
Cons: I still don’t understand exactly how fire hydrants work.