Sunday, September 14, 2014

Belches, Burps and Farts Oh My! by Artie Bennett

Mr. Bennett has no shame.  He'll write about anything that will grab a kid's attention.  He's also male.  That probably has something to do with his excitement about bodily gases...

The author sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It's now available in print, so look for a copy at your local bookstore.

At the front, there is a small discussion about belches and burps.  He talks about why we belch, what it means in some countries, and what foods contribute to it.  All of that is very good information.  He also tells you the more you belch, the less you will fart.  You can even keep a chart on it!

Part two on farts is much longer.  He tells you not to do it small enclosed places, that we average 14 toots a day, and that we always fart in bed.  He even talks about the SBD fart.  You know, silent but deadly...

I'm not sure about girls, but I know little boys will love this book.  They like to have belching contest and love playing tricks with farts.  Even adults have fun with farts.  I'd say Mr. Bennett has found his niche in life:  Writing about subjects that fascinate kids while the adults try to ignore it.

Why not see if you fart 14 times a day?  There are other fascinating facts at the back of the book that will add to your knowledge of burps and farts.  He even tells which animal does it the most...


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