Welcome, everyone! Today is Perfect Picture Book Friday – I review a picture book, provide a simple fun craft you can do with your kids and then I link up with dozens of other writers, moms, librarians and other lovers of picture books on Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog.
I hope all of you have had a great summer. I stepped back from blogging to work on my vegetable garden and focus on picture book writing. I took Kristen Fulton’s Non-Fiction Archaeology class in June, Renee LaTulippe’s Lyrical Language Lab in August, and attended a writing retreat at Squam Lake in New Hampshire just last weekend. It’s definitely been a rewarding summer.
Back in June, I did a review of Peter Panda Melts Down by Artie Bennett. My grandson loved that book! So I am really thrilled to be reviewing Artie’s newest picture book, Belches, Burps, and Farts – Oh My!
Written by Artie Bennett
Illustrations By Pranas T. Naujokaitis
Publisher: Blue Apple Books (2014)
Ages: 5 and up
Themes: Facts about belches, burps and farts and how to deal with them, humor, body functions
“On these pages, we’ll explore some body sounds we can’t ignore! No, not the sneeze, the wheeze, the sigh, but belches, burps and farts, oh my!”
“Young readers will discover many fascinating facts about burps, belches, and farts. Real science and zany rhyme combine to teach kids the how, why, and where of gas-tastic eruptions made by people and animals, such as:
• why we can’t burp while on our backs
• which animals can’t “cut the cheese”
• how fish communicate via burp bubbles
• why soda and burps go together
• who farts more—boys or girls”
Why I like this book:
- A fun way to learn about a topic most people are embarrassed to talk about – I learned a bunch of stuff I didn’t know
- I read it to my grandson – he thought it was hilarious and was really interested in the facts
- I love the mix of humor and nonfiction which is very appealing to reluctant readers and perfect for classroom units on body science
How a parent can use this book:
- Talk about belching, burping and farting – they are natural functions of our bodies – but we can be polite and say excuse me
- Have fun with the book with your kids
Have you seen Artie’s other books? They are hilarious!
If you’d like to find out more about the author and his books, please visit: ArtieBennett.com
Cartoon Drawing for Kids
Photo courtesy: http://artforkidshub.com/how-to-draw-a-raccoon-cartoon/
Kids love cartoons. And they are really easy to draw. Click the link above to find detailed instructions for drawing the raccoon and many other animals.
And a big thank you to Artie for the final picture…quite appropriate for the END of this post, wouldn’t you say?
I hope you all have a super 4th of July and a safe and happy summer.
For me, the 4th of July is the ‘official’ start of the summer.
I plan to do a lot of picture book writing and also picture book reading. For the reading, if I need a picture book title, I’ll head over to Susanna Hill’s awesome parent/teacher resource Perfect Picture Books;
But for inspiration and information about the craft of writing, I’ll be participating in Kami and Supdipta’s
I hope you’ll join me there! Summer school was never so much fun!