Gas. Fart. Toot. It may be embarrassing and crude but but we all do break wind from time-to-time. The Gas We Pass: The Story of Farts by Shinta Cho is a comical and scientific look at why occasionally our bottoms sound like an elephant trumpet.
The illustrations are bright and simple – the style reminds me somewhat of Babar – but still help the story being told. The pictures range from animals and people breaking wind in amusing ways to anatomy pictures of how our digestive system works.
The name of the book made me think it was going to be a little boy’s book full of potty humor and fart jokes. The book actually gives quite a bit of factual information with basic scientific tidbits. The Gas We Pass talks about why we pass gas, how much we pass, why it sometimes smells bad, and that gas is healthy. The Gas We Pass is an educational and funny addition to your children’s book collection. If your child is in the process of potty training or wonders why they fart, try sharing The Gas We Pass during their potty time.