Review! Fart Squad by Seamus Pilger

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Written by Seamus Pilger

Illustrated by Stephen Gilpin

112 pages – ages 6+

Published by HarperCollins on April 21, 2015

Synopsis- Darren Stonkadopolis’ packed lunch was missing. And he arrived late to the lunchroom, which meant that he had to eat the infamous lunch five-bean burrito. That was bad enough. But then the gas was passed. Now Darren, and some other classmates who had to eat the burritos, have super-fart powers. They must learn to harness the power in their guts to save the town from an ancient cursed Golden Scratcher!

What I Thought- This was a funny book. I mean, seriously? It’s a book about kids with special farting super-powers! What’s not to love?! Darren is a great main character. He has problems of his own, but he overlooks them for the sake of his hilariously-named town (Buttzville!!!). The story actually makes sense (or would that be “scents”? 😉 ), in a weird way. Plus, some of the names are hilarious! – Harry Buttz, Tina Heiney, Nurse Rancid, etc. I don’t really understand why the janitor becomes their “scent-sei” (teaching them how to harness their powers), but that may be just me. Mr. Pilger has written a book that younger readers will love to read (especially if they’ve been struck with a bad case of gas)! This is a really great book that will get reluctant readers reading!

I give this book four out of five bookworms.fourbooks

Categories: Age 6-9

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6 replies

  1. Humor sounds along the lines of Captain Underpants. Might be a fun bedtime read. Great review, Erik!

  2. This is the perfect subject for my two.

  3. Not my favourite subject, but if kids like it and find it funny, that’s what counts! Anything to get them reading.

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