My Tween is addicted to reading. Literally. When she got in trouble at school I took her phone away – which she promptly shrugged off. I took her computer away – no response. I took her iPod away. Nothing. I took her Kindle…. the child went from a 77 in Math to a 95. I’d say that’s a win.
When I was asked about doing a review and giveaway for Sweet Farts – a new series by Raymond Bean – I asked the Tween who happily obliged. I was after all, feeding her addiction even after than big glaring “C” on her report card.
Someone has been farting up a storm at school and everyone thinks Keith Emerson is to blame. Unfortunately for Keith, it has earned him the nickname “S.B.D.” (silent but deadly). To make matters worse, Keith’s dad is a self-proclaimed “Fart Machine” who really stinks it up at home. With the science fair quickly approaching, Keith decides he has had enough. He comes up with a science fair project idea to turn the foul smell of human gas into something sweet smelling. The idea lands him in the principal’s office, and in big trouble with his mom. With the help of his little sister Emma, his dad, his crazy grandma, and Benjamin Franklin (great American scientist), Keith will attempt to make the greatest scientific discovery of all time, the cure for the common fart.
Even my “girly girl” thought the Sweet Farts books were hysterical. It did not take her long to read all three, and I even caught her sneaking the first one to school as apparently she was already lending it to her best friend Sarah. She says they are not crude like the title lead me to believe and are instead funny and even somewhat educational. “It has a bunch of Science in it, Mom.” I’ll take her word for it.
The Sweet Farts books have been huge sellers though – constantly landing on the Top 100 Childrens Books list at Amazon. In fact Raymond Bean has recently produced versions for Germany and Korea with other countries in the works. Honestly I think anything that gets children to fall in love with reading is a huge win in my book…. even if Sweetening Farts is the subject matter.
I am excited to give one of my lucky readers the 3-book set of Sweet Farts from Raymond Bean.