The World of Poo was first mentioned (fictitiously) in Snuff (Discworld #39) -it's Commander Sam Vimes' son's favorite book- and now it has been turned into a reality.
I enjoyed the illustrations (kudos Peter Dennis) and I love the real facts about poo that are worked into the story and footnotes. I think those facts made me laugh more than the bathroom humor (I'm also very glad that I'm not Pratchett's research assistant)!
Thank you for signing my book, Sir Terry Pratchett. This book is going into the Restricted Stack* of my absolutely-not-open-to-the-general-public (i.e., personal) library.
I love you and I will miss you when you are gone. You are one of my heroes. I have spent a lot of time, in between release dates, waiting for the next Discworld book to come out; it will be very strange, living in a world where there is no next-book to anticipate!
*The Restricted Stack** of the library is off-limits to every one but the Proper Assistant+. Anyone who desires to see a book from the Restricted Stack must first seek approval from the Proper Assistant+ and, upon approval, the Looker must agree to wear the surgical gloves provided by the Proper Assistant+, and must remain within reach++ of designated Proper Assistant+ at all times. Failure to adhere to these rules will result in a loss of life
++this means that the Proper Assistant+ will be standing at arm's length, with arms crossed over the chest, glaring at the Looker in the best imitation of Granny Weatherwax that the Proper Assistant+ can muster. The Proper Assistant+ might even tap the toes of one foot on the hardwood floor, in an attempt to distract the unwanted Looker long enough for the restricted book to be retrieved and returned to it's proper place among the stack.**
**I don't have enough collectibles to have acquired stacks of important books; there's only the one stack . . . for now.
***I wouldn't want to risk splattering blood on my books so I'll probably resort to strangulation.(cheeky grin)