The Bum Book

by Kate Mayes

Illustrated by Andrew Joyner

On Sale: 23/10/2017



About the Book


This is a book for anyone who has a bum or knows someone with a bum. It's a celebration of my bum and your bum and the whole world's bum.

From bestselling author Kate Mayes and award-winning illustrator Andrew Joyner comes The Bum Book, the only book about bums you'll ever need.


'Very young children will like all the different bums, older children will think it is hilarious and there is even humour targeted more towards adults. Andrew Joyner's illustrations provide fantastic visual humour as always. This unique dictionary of bums will provide a chuckle for readers of all ages.' - ReadPlus

'Toddlers and pre-schoolers will love this book. Actually the whole family will!' - Amazon

'One of the best 'little people' books I've seen in a while. Watching a 7 year old read this to his little sister, amid much hilarity, is a winner.' - Booktopia


Shortlisted - 2018 Speech Pathology Awards

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780733332197
  • ISBN 10: 0733332196
  • Imprint: ABC Books - AU
  • On Sale: 23/10/2017
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price: 19.99 AUD
  • Age: From 3 years
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Body


Kate Mayes is the bestselling author of the picture books Daddy Cuddle (illustrated by Sara Acton), The Bum Book (illustrated by Andrew Joyner), Count My Kisses, Little One and Count My Christmas Kisses (both illustrated by Tamsin Ainslie and written as Ruthie May), and Stew a Cockatoo: My Aussie Cookbook (illustrated by Leigh Hobbs and written as Ruthie May). She lives in Sydney, Australia.

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Andrew Joyner is an illustrator, author and cartoonist based in Strathalbyn, South Australia. His much-loved picture books include The Terrible Plop (written by Ursula Dubosarsky), The Swap (written by Jan Ormerod) and The Bum Book (written by Kate Mayes). Read more at

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