Animal Gas: A Farty Farce by Bryan Ballinger

Source: Sterling Children’s Books
Hardcover, 24 pgs.
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Animal Gas: A Farty Farce by Bryan Ballinger is a children’s book full of smelly farts, which came with a whoopie cushion that has provided hours of fun for a certain little girl in my house.  All young kids and even adults find farts funny — not so much the smell as the noise.  Why bodily functions amuse us is anyone’s guess, but they do.  Ballinger has some fun illustrations of animals who perceive their farts to be the best smelling from cakes to flowers to waffles.  These animals happily fart and other animals come along to tell them what their farts really smell like.  Written in rhyming verse, this book easily captures young readers’ attentions.  Even adults will find themselves chuckling at these farting animals and their antics, particularly that of the goat.

Animal Gas: A Farty Farce by Bryan Ballinger is a fun read for kids and their parents, including when the whoopie cushion is involved and kids want to re-enact the book.  My daughter loves this book so much, I think we’ve read it more than 10 times already.

About the Author:

Bryan Ballinger illustrated a number of children’s books, including books for Scholastic, McGraw/Hill, Running Press Kids, and HarperCollins.

Bryan has also self published a number of books that are available from his website.  You can check out a preview of Animal Gas.  And it’s available in Scratch-and-Sniff.


  1. Serena, this sounds like a super fun, funny book for kids and their parents. I’m glad your daughter enjoys it. 🙂

  2. bermudaonion(Kathy) says

    I’m sure Vance would have loved this book too!

  3. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) says

    Hilarious! I like that it came with a whoopie cushion.