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I receive review requests weekly. However, my personal schedule is hectic and I no longer review actively. (I also manage another blog called The Toronto Cafe and Food Blog). I do read every request sent but I apologize in advance that I do not reply to them all.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Pfffffft by Pierre Chan & George Lin

Title: Pfffffft 
Author and Artist: Pierre Chan and George Lin
Age Group: Teens/Adults
# of Pages: 40
My Rating: 4.5/5

I'm in a local Toronto trading group called Bunz, where you can trade off your things with other people. I saw this fart book called Pfffffft being offered by the artist. I love obtaining fun and unique things. So in exchange for a cup of hot chocolate and a book review, I got my hands on this delightful read that was originally crowdfunded on Kickstarter.

Pfffffft is an fun illustration book to depict embarrassing moments where one might accidentally let out a gassy disaster. This can be from eating some Indian food to accidentally farting in a full elevator. I read this book out loud to my teenage sister the night I got it. She thought (and I as well) it was hilarious. She exclaimed, "Why isn't this a bestseller already? It's a book about farts! And it rhymes!" I'm paraphrasing, but that was essentially what she said.

As much as I like to read it out loud, I feel that the rhyming scheme is slightly off. I think there might be an extra syllable or two in a sentence that throws off each poem. However, I may be completely wrong as I have not counted the number of syllables per poem.  

I think Pfffffft would make an excellent gift for a loved one who you share an inside fart joke with. Or perhaps someone you know who has the foulest farts ever! This picture book is perfect for the adult who is still a child at heart. 

If you are interested in purchasing, you can get your own copy here:

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