Belches, Burps, and Farts--Oh My! - Artie Bennett, Pranas T. Naujokaitis

This eARC was downloaded for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

You've heard of Everybody Poops, right? The book that attempts to normalize a surprisingly taboo subject with the lesson--reminder, really--that, yeah, everybody has to deal with this less-than-ideal fact of life? Well, Artie Bennett's Belches, Burps, and Farts--Oh My! does the same for another oft-denied aspect of the animal kingdom: gas.

Split into two parts ("Belches and Burps" and "Farts"), the book delivers gas facts via rhyme, covering everything from the cultural significant of belching in China to the fact that--gasp!--girls fart, too. The text is frank and informational but also lighthearted and humorous, with Bennett presumably knowing very well that the topic alone is going to elicit more than a few giggles (or blushes) from the target audience and there's no sense in fighting it. The art goes great with that intent; it's vibrant and cartoony and perfect for children used to quirky animation styles like those of Gravity Falls and Adventure Time.

If you find yourself in need of a book on this subject--or merely want to give the potty humor jokester in your life something to read--I'd definitely recommend giving this one a chance. It's cute and quirky, and I'm sure a lot of kids would get quite the kick out of it.