Belches, Burps, and Farts - Oh My! by Artie Bennett and illustrated by Pranas T. Naujokaitis is a fantastic way to get kids interested in science and biology and nonfiction in general. Both the subject matter and the illustrations in Belches, Burps, and Farts - Oh My! are funny and fun, with Bennett's rhyming couplets adding to this seriously silly look at something we all do everyday.
The first section of the book covering belches and burps moves by pretty quickly, although I was fascinated to learn that you cannot burp while on your back and that farts decrease when burps increase. But I do wonder if that works in reverse. . .
Farts, interestingly, are something that all living creatures, save those pictured above, produce. Another fascinating fact I learned in Belches, Burps, and Farts - Oh My! - one of the smallest creatures (I won't say which) out farts cows! Also, snakes fart to ward of prey and fish communicate with their bubble producing farts!
The fun fart facts continue throughout Belches, Burps, and Farts - Oh My! In fact, Belches, Burps, and Farts - Oh My! strikes me as the perfect book for the cool (single) uncle or auntie to give as a gift. It's sure to keep kids reading and laughing (and making fart noises) and adults groaning!
Source: Review Copy