#PPBF: Belches, Burps and Farts – Oh My!

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.

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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.

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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!

 

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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

 

Opening Lines:

“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!”

 

Synopsis:

From Amazon:

“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!

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If you’d like to find out more about the author and his books, please visit: ArtieBennett.com

Related Activities:

Cartoon Drawing for Kids

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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?

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41 thoughts on “#PPBF: Belches, Burps and Farts – Oh My!

  1. Love! My kids are so drawn to these scatological themes – it’s a great way to motivte kids to read! If you need more for the list there is the(mostly) non-fiction Farts in the Wild: complete with sound effects buttons. Hilarious!

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  2. Mr. Bennett’s book topics are surely kid pleasers! And as a science nerd, I love this. My kids loved a children’s book called The Gas We Pass. Evergreen topic!

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  3. I saw this title and thought, that’s got to be Artie! 🙂 His books are so great because they combine nonfiction about topics a lot of people don’t want to talk about with zaniness and humor – so appealing to kids! And it never occurred to me that one gender might be more gaseous than the other, so now I’m curious and will have to go read the book 🙂 Thanks for adding it to our list, Vivian!

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  4. Ha, you know this could partner up with Lonely Planet’s Not for Parents Real Wonders of the World, which I have. Kids love this sort of thing, yet learn a great deal about life in all its good and bad functions (bodily or otherwise) A winner for sure, Vivian. Loved seeing you here again for PPBF!

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  5. Wow! I’m impressed with how he imparts so much information in a fun-to-read rhyme. I’ll definitely check this one out. Thanks, Vivian!

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