For all his life, Charlie Williams has made noises with his mouth. "Everybody makes noises when they're kids," Williams tells KOMO News. "But when you reach a certain point, you stop so you can be gainfully employed."
What's his favorite mouth-made noise?
The sound of a toilet, flushing.
"You can stand up in front of a bunch of four-year-olds and just say 'toilet,' and they'll start laughing," Williams says.
He decided to write a book to capitalize on just that. His first book is called "Flush: An Ode To Toilets."
"It's the story about a tour of the different types of sounds from toilets," he says.
Now mom and dad, he promises that's as far as he goes with the bathroom sounds. But there's a good reason for all this "clean potty humor."
"I was a librarian years ago, and I really liked reading the fun books (to kids) because the kids would always run and check those books out later," Williams says. "It did get them excited about reading, and I'm happy to see that."
His self-published "ode to the commode" should be hitting locally owned bookstores soon. Charlie, are there any rumors of a sequel?
"I thought about that," he says with a smile. "It would have to be about an outhouse. The kids have told me stories of when you're camping, and you're not really sure what's down there because it's so dark."
Fortunately, Charlie's wife Melody has a sense of humor.
There will be a big book release party Friday, Jan. 13, 2006 at 7 p.m. at the King County Library service center in Issaquah. It's located at 960 Newport Way NW. And of course, kids are welcome!
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