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5 stars for Don’t Fart in the Pool by Ben Jackson and Sam Lawrence #kidlit #kids #humor #bookreview

Title: Don’t Fart in the Pool

Author: Ben Jackson and Sam Lawrence

Genre: Children’s humour, Children’s Books

Book Blurb:

A small mistake could potentially haunt you for years to come, and one little ‘slip’ could be what haunts Stan for the rest of his life!

It may have started with an epic taco fiesta to end all taco fiestas but ended with the mother of all disasters for young Stanley. What should have been an uneventful swim at the local swimming pool quickly turned into a world-class environmental disaster!

This beautifully illustrated children’s book highlights the risks of and dangers associated with ‘farting’ in the pool. Read along as one small mistake changes Stan’s life forever, and the consequences of following through are made plain to see by all!

Author Ben Jackson – We’ve all been there. It’s a tremendously fine line between stealthy and squelchy. It’s easy to make mistakes in life, and one of the best things about silly mistakes is being able to look back and laugh about it. This book is in no way based on any real events or people – I promise!

If you love reading and laughing along with your children, then you’ll love Don’t Fart In The Pool! The perfect book for the fart enthusiast in your life!

My Review:

A warning reminds Stan of the most cringe-worthy event in his life. Stan’s family is at the pool. Stan’s about to get into the pool when his father yells at him to not fart in the pool. Memories flood Stan as he remembers what happened before. Sure, he ate his weight in tacos but what happened next will haunt Stan forever. Can he go swimming without farting? Can Stan learn from his mistake, or will he never be able to swim again?

Don’t Fart in the Pool is a funny look at a serious issue for kids. We’ve all done it and suffered the embarrassment. Ben and Sam use kid-friendly language to tell this humorous story. Kids make mistakes but if they can learn from it and laugh about it later, lesson learned. I really enjoyed this book, especially the illustrations. Colorful, expressive, and kid-friendly, the illustrations pair perfectly with the story. The humor is also kid-approved and lends to kids relating to the story. A great book for the whole family to enjoy. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5 stars

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I’m one of the authors participating in the Spooky Halloween Bookish Giveaway and you can win a print copy of Don’t Fart in the Pool by Ben Jackson and Sam Lawrence (USA, UK, Canada, Australia only).

Runs October 1 - 31 and is open internationally for many prizes.

Winners will be drawn on November 1, 2022.

Author Biography:

Ben Jackson was born in Tasmania, Australia, and is a successful indie author that has been writing for almost a decade. Ben is married to Sam Lawrence, and together they specialize in self-publishing children’s books. They have been married for several years and have traveled together between Australia and Canada.

Together, Ben and Sam have published a series of children’s books called My Little Fart and Hockey Wars, as well as If I Was A Caterpillar and several other non-fiction books.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N


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