The King of Poop

Géraldine Collet, Illustrated by Hervé Le Goff

Available April 2022

Age level: Picture Book: Ages 4-8


In the savanna the animals all live in harmony. A very small but hardworking dung beetle works diligently to carefully pick up and roll the droppings he finds to keep the ecosystem clean. The elephant, the ostrich, and the monkeys all mock and ridicule him. Since the dung beetle is intelligent and cautious, he does not reply to their taunts. His only advocate, the fly, defends him and urges him to take action and talk to the king. But what a disappointment there too; instead of supporting him, the lion agrees with the others and then chases him away with a roar. The dung beetle is then faced with a big decision that is destined to change the savanna itself! Join this little dung beetle as he leaves this corner of the savanna for a new place where his kindness and bravery are saluted, and find out what happens to the kingdom he leaves behind.

Size: 9" x 11" | 14 color images | 32 pp
ISBN13: 9780764363375

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Géraldine Collet has authored many children’s books in her native French and is also a comic book writer and continues to explore other literary forms. After teaching history for 14 years and traveling the Seine-Saint-Denis and then the Aisne, she now devotes herself fully to writing. Several of her books have been translated in Korea, Spain, China, and now the United States. Visit her blog: or follow her on Instagram @geraldine.collet. Hervé le Goff was born with the designer syndrome already present: lunar, very dreamy, he looked more often through the classroom window than the blackboard . . . with of course a big fondness for scribbling. He drew almost everywhere: on notebooks, the margins of his notebooks, school tables. He discovered later that he could make a profession of it! He has illustrated several children’s books and has produced various visuals for products and games. Hervé currently lives in Brittany near Saint-Quay Portrieux. Follow him on Instagram @herve.le.goff.illustrateur.