HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: Um … Mommy, I Think I Flushed My Brother Down The Toilet
Author: Jeff Rivera
Illustrator: Danko Herrera
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services Inc., 2012
Related website: http://jeffrivera.com (author)
Language level: 1
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Rating: 4 stars (GOOD)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Rivera, Jeff. Um … Mommy, I Think I Flushed My Brother Down The Toilet (published in 2012 by Amazon Digital Services Inc.). Falisha Whiskers is seven years old. She flushes her little five-year-old brother Jesse down the toilet because he calls her “Faseesha,” gives her slobbery kisses, and wipes his snot on her. However, her mother makes her go down the toilet and bring him back. What will she find in the “Kingdom of Yuck”? And will she be able to locate Jesse? This is a very imaginative story with an interesting touch of humor.
In the beginning, Falisha lies about whether her deed was intentional or not. But later, after her experiences, she decides that she never should have flushed Jesse down the toilet in the first place and says, “I’m sorry. I know what I did was wrong. Will you forgive me?” Also, there is a very important warning. “Remember, don’t try this at home. Never try to flush your brothers and sisters down the toilet.” Um … Mommy, I Think I Flushed My Brother Down The Toilet is available only as an e-Book. I normally don’t review e-Books, but I offered to do this one when contacted by the author. There is a sequel.