Poop is a funny word. It brings out the 12-year-old in all of us. For Will Poupé in
Hello My Name Is POOP, his unfortunate surname makes him a target. But names certainly have power in this
young readers’ graphic novel from
Written by Ben Katzner, art is from Ian McGinty, colors are by Fred Stresing, and letters are by Andworld Design. Read the synopsis here:
“Sometimes being a kid can really stink.
Will Poupé becomes the new target of bullies at his middle school. All day long, they call him Poop. However, when Icky the Janitor reveals himself to be a wizard in disguise, Will learns that there are Names of Power – if you are given one of these names, you gain certain abilities. Poop is one of those names. He now has powers that he could use to get back at the bullies! But power – even poop power – is exactly what can turn someone into a bully. With some help from his friends, Will must find a way to use his fantastic farting magic for good.”
Katzner said in a statement:
“Do you think poop is funny? Fun? Fantastic? Then HELLO MY NAME IS POOP is the book for you.
Full of action, adventure, and plenty of toilet humor, at its core HMNIP is about bad days and the people that help us through them. Especially when things get messy.
We’ve all been there. The only difference between us and Will Poupé, the story’s main character, is we weren’t gifted spectacular poop-based powers by a legendary wizard/average janitor.
We wanted to make the kind of story readers at all stages in their reading journey could dive into. Whether you’re learning to love books or have loved them for as long as you can remember, we hope our story will leave a mark.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s get reading! Unlike HMNIP’s subject matter, we promise you this book doesn’t stink.”
Hello My Name Is POOP is slated to release on October 26. The Beat received an exclusive look at some interior pages below!