The book I am unwrapping today is just perfect for reluctant readers, especially boys, who are very into "potty" humour. Let's take a look as I feature...
A Farty Farce
Written and illustrated by by Bryan Ballinger
Unwrapping some witty illustrations for you...
This witty, quirky, hilarious book is written in rhyme. Take a whiff of what's in store for you...
"We all know that farts
are toxic to bear.
But my gas smells good,
like fresh mountain air."
"Your gas isn't fresh.
It's putrid and stale.
It blows out like smog
from under your tail."
Thus begins a jolly conversation between some pretty bizarre animals as they compare what they think their farts smell like to the real deal. The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind.....yes it is for sure.
One by one they disclose their own personal interpretation of the aroma that is emitted. They compare their toot's smells to things like: warm clothes coming out of the dryer, the beach or a gentle tropical breeze, yummy fried bacon, sweet scented potpourri, mouth-watering quiche and even shooting rainbows, (however they smell). They quickly learn that perhaps their idea of delicious may be completely different than reality. I totally love the surprise ending...it is just great and made me laugh out loud!
The offbeat illustrations portray comical details and the author/illustrator uses skilled imagery as a means of relaying a sense of smell. The book is extremely humorous and very, very kid-friendly. I am sure all ages will get a good laugh because come on you know it....everyone breaks wind...and you "nose" it.
About the author...
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It's a wrap.
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