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H.O.T. Media Mentions
August 26, 2019
"In their book, Wheelock and Evans assure girls that there’s nothing unfeminine about normal bodily functions and sounds. Moreover, girls are encouraged not just to accept themselves, but to support one another as well. None of this seems didactic because of the tale’s humor, along with the pleasing rhyme and meter. Sonke’s (The Day Punctuation Came to Town, 2019) illustrations are a huge plus, lively and expressive, and they depict a nicely diverse crew... Sure to provoke giggles, this delightful tale also helps girls to revel in their bodies." -- Kirkus Reviews
'WE TOOT' CELEBRATES GIRLS WHO FART AND I AM SO HERE FOR THIS
August 28, 2019
"The first thing I noticed about the difference between my boys and my girl? People treat her like her like it's a cardinal sin to be dirty or wild. And that's why I am SO EXCITED about this hilarious new book called We Toot...."
READERS' FAVORITE REVIEWS
September 21, 2019
"With a significant message, humor, and a diverse cast of characters, We Toot! by Ashley Wheelock and Arwen Evans is a book all children should read..."
FARTING AND FEMINISM: OLD GREENWICH AUTHOR TELLS GIRLS IT’S OK TO TOOT [GREENWHICH TIMES]
August 26, 2019
GREENWICH — When sisters Arwen Evans and Ashley Wheelock were on a family vacation, their brother farted and they broke out laughing.
As their chuckles petered out, the sisters started thinking about how girls and boys respond differently to farts and jokes about them. Feminism, Evans said, has stopped short of the toot: Boys can laugh at their farts, but girls are conditioned to suppress theirs...
PRETTYPROGRESSIVE.COM'S LIST OF BEGINNING FEMINIST BOOKS
November 5, 2019
We Toot is a fart-joke laden whodunit with a powerful message of body positivity, self-acceptance and female friendship. The short picture book features a diverse cast of quirky girls and is designed to normalize normal bodily functions – like a fart! We want all little girls to grow up proud of their amazing bodies and all that they can do, and hope the next generation is better off than women of today...
WE TOOT: A FEMINIST FABLE ABOUT FARTING [NEWPORTMESAMOMS.COM]
August 21, 2019
In the age of body positivity and women (girls) standing up for themselves, the new children’s book We Toot hits just the right note with its message of acceptance and friendship. As a mother of two girls, I fully appreciated the message, and definitely enjoyed my children’s laughter as we read the story together. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to speak with We Toot’s author, Ashley Wheelock...
THE BABY BOOKWORM'S REVIEW OF WE TOOT
September 11, 2019
Silly and marvelous. Underneath a delightfully whimsical story that pokes fun at the stinky smells and funny sounds of passing gas lies an important message about the ridiculous standards girls and women are held to, down to their unavoidable natural functions...
BOOK REVIEW: WE TOOT! [SARAH RASMUSSEN, RASMUSSEN BOOKS]
September 9, 2019
"We toot is a hilarious ‘femininst fable about farting’ and it is possibly one of the funniest picture books I’ve read this year. Maybe even ever..."
PICTURE BOOK REVIEW – “WE TOOT!” [SHERI HOYTE BOOKS]
August 23, 2019
We Toot! is SO fun! I can just hear little girls all over the world giggling hysterically as they flip through the pages of this book. Told in rhyme, the story is witty and has a quirky presence – it feels like you are singing your way through the adventure...
August 21, 2019
My 9 year old daughter's review of We Toot! by Ashley Wheelock and Arwen Evans, illustrated by Sandie Sonke:
First, I love the illustrations. The art is colorful and the expressions on the girls faces really bring the story to life...
August 29, 2019
"This book is truly an original. It encourages self-love and body acceptance, which can be lacking in a world where perfection is the objective. I loved the diversity of the characters and how they supported each other. There’s a huge lesson in that for young girls. Learning to love your body with all its quirks can be truly liberating. This feminist fable checks all the boxes and is one that you and your daughter will enjoy..."
BOOK REVIEW: WE TOOT [MOMMININTHEREALWORLD.COM]
September 17, 2019
"We might see women treated differently now, for the most part, but there are still societal expectations that women act “lady-like” and not admit to things like farting or actually farting in public. I have friends who have told me stories about not wanting to fart or poop in the same apartment as their boyfriends that they were dating for up to a year into their relationship."
SEVEN ACRE BOOK REVIEW
September 17, 2019
"We Toot! is one of the most delightful and adorable picture books I’ve read this year! Through rhyming text and whimsical illustrations, children will learn the hard truth-everyone toots..."
MAMMA BRAGA BOOK REVIEW
September 23, 2019
"Therefore, for this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give We Toot! 10 giggles out of 5! You will just love this adorable children’s book with its illustrations and storyline. A must read in our books!"