children, humor

Animal Gas: A Farty Farce

Animal Gas
Author & Illustrator: Bryan Ballinger
Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books
Genre: Children / Humor
ISBN: 978-1-4549-1616-1
Pages: 24
Price: $12.95

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Pig says, “I foof in the night as well as the day. It smells like perfume or flowers in May.” But the bird standing next to him exclaims, “Perfume…? Flowers…? Now that’s quite a leap. Try mold and some beans piled up in a heap.

As each animal thinks of his own farts, he believes they smell pleasant, and describes them in flowery words. But the next in line reminds him that he’s only emitting highly noxious fumes. One by one the animals share their thoughts in humorous rhyme, until the goat finally comes up with a clever idea to outwit them all.

Animal Gas is probably not for everyone, since some folks find fart humor offensive. But for those who can handle gentle toilet humor, this book is a real gas! Kids will love it.

Reviewer: Alice Berger