In this book he seems to have had a change of heart away from ongoing flatulence.
Or has he?
A poor (unnamed) child had been embarrassed when he farted in class and his peers used it as an opportunity to tease him.
In desperation, he turns to the Fart Monster, who puts his efforts into teaching him the various ways to abstain from tootin’ trumpets and bottom bazookas forever.
The Fart Monster takes him through a series of exercises, each guaranteed to eliminate under-thunder and roars from the rear.
To no avail of course.
In the end, the Fart Monster normalizes what is a perfectly healthy – albeit funny – bodily function. One that is impossible to eliminate altogether.
Stanton’s bold, cartoonish illustrations are minimalist and cute and depict the child’s embarrassment and growing skepticism beautifully, despite the limited colour palette.
Title: Read This Book and Never Fart Again
Author: Tim Miller
Illustrator: Matt Stanton
Publisher: HarperCollins, $19.99
For ages: 3 years +
Type: Picture Book
January 24, 2022 at 12:36AM Jo-Ann S