There’s no denying that gasses erupting from bodies fascinate little kids. Which is why Artie Bennett’s picture book Belches, Burps, and Farts Oh My! should be a hit with the younger crowd. Beyond the funny sounds and nasty smells, however, there’s a lot to be learned about these functions of the body that affect more than just people. Bennett, with the help of delightful illustrations by Pranas T. Naujokaitis, gives insight into some of the facts.
For instance, did you know that we cannot burp while on our backs? Or that a few living things, like jellyfish, sponges, and anemones, can’t pass gas? There are more little facts such as these thrown into the narrative that will keep kids turning pages. The illustrations of bacteria, animated vegetables, farting termites, and people reacting to gaseous smells will keep them coming back again and again. There are also a couple of pages of “Fart-Tastic Facts & Burp-Tacular Bits” at the back. It’s a fun and funny, irreverent look at something we all do.
The author provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.