Monday, September 26, 2011

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday - Sweet Farts


 Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Shannon Whitney Messenger decided it was time to give middle grade stories the attention they deserve, and "Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays" was born.  

Sweet Farts
by Raymond Bean

 
  Goodreads Blurb:
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.
To be honest, I haven't read this book myself yet, but my 9-year-old read it and really enjoyed it. If the number of times he cracked up giggling is any measure, then I'd say this one's a winner with lower MG boys.  

There is now a second one in print:

Sweet Farts: Rippin' it Old School


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 Happy Monday!

27 comments:

Angela Ackerman said...

Seriously, Middle Grade books have THE BEST titles. :) Sounds like a howler of a book! Thanks Shannon!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

OMG how funny!

Laura Marcella said...

Ahahaha! This is a middle grade title I can see lots of boys (and probably some girls) picking up! Smart move for the author. :)

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

Nothing beats a good humor book, and middle schoolers & older elementary kids love to laugh at bathroom humor. I think people who can pull off an whole book of humor are brilliant.

Deb A. Marshall said...

Well, ya know...I gotta be checking this one out. Thanks for sharing this!

Barbara Watson said...

The title is enough to get MG boys on board (and many girls too!). Sounds like an amusing take on the science fair and farts! :-D

Shari said...

What middle grade boy wouldn't like a story about farting? Seriously.

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss shannon! just the name got me laughing so much. im thinking i could like this book. ha ha.
...hugs from lenny

Lindsay said...

*GRINS* The eight-year-old in me can't stop smiling at that title. This could be one to get for when my niece gets a bit older... it sounds great.

Patti said...

Totally had me chuckling as I read what it was about. Sounds like a good one.

Kelly Polark said...

I can totally see why this is appealing to middle graders. I might have to read it for the giggles. Definitely sharing this title with the kids.

Old Kitty said...

I first thought..what?!?! when reading your blog post title - but lo!! There is the book with the fabulous title!! Hooorah!!! LOL!!!

I have a feeling this book will do very well indeed!! Love it! take care
x

Robyn Campbell said...

Funny, funny title! This could definitely make me giggle. You know I love funny! Thanks, bff!

Diane said...

Just that title alone would have my 9 year old boy in love. Super title!!!! :O)

Michael G-G said...

I admit it, I giggled when I read the synopsis, and I'm a trifle older than 8. Definitely getting this to share with my actual 8-yr-old!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Any book with farts in the title would an instant hit with my books.

Jennie Englund said...

"Rippin' it Old School!"

I'm SO glad there's a sequel, just for the sake of the title!!!

(Hope you're great, Shannon, and totally back in the swing of a super school year.)

Jemi Fraser said...

Why don't I have these in my class? My kids will love them!

Heather said...

OMG, I laughed so hard reading this! Thank you, I needed that.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I can SO see kids loving this one.

salarsenッ said...

I seriously just laughed my tushy off, when I read the title!! I so needed a 'sweet' laugh.

Carolyn V said...

Hee hee hee. I love that title! I think I can get my kids to read this one!

Jen Chandler said...

I had to do a double take to make sure I was reading that title correctly. Love it!! I may have to read this one for myself! LOL!!!

Happy Tuesday to you!
Jen

Susanne Drazic said...

LOL, what a title. Sounds like a book that ALL young boys will want to read. Funny cover.

Misha said...

Hahaha this sounds like a hilarious book for kids. :-)

Michelle Teacress said...

I love it when people play with words like that!

And how wonderful that your shining the light on MG. I don't review books on my blog, but I spotlight a PB and MG in my sidebar every month. There are some real winners out there. :)

bfav said...

oh my funny. I need to read one of these.

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