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What happens when, one day, a dropped bean is devoured by ten flies, and hundreds of dogs eat cheese fallen from a truck, and thousands of runners begin gulping air, and all the people at home that morning have eggs for breakfast, and then they all fart at once? This hilarious book answers that intriguing question, as readers learn the after-effects of the world's biggest fart on the poor town where it happens, from poodles' curls going limp to elephants plugging their trunks with bananas. This unique picture book, with lighthearted illustrations, will entertain children and parents alike.
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It All Began with a Bean: The True Story of the World's Biggest Fart based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Our Experience: I have to be honest here, what kid wouldn't love a book dedicated to any bodily function? The second the kids read the first page, the book "It All Began with a Bean" became their number one favorite book this year. The kids laughed hysterically, especially when I had to read it aloud. I do love the fact that this book provided a platform to learning about the human body. I also love that the kids went to reading it on their own countless times. The boys even went so far as to asking for potato chips, eggs, beans, and pop for dinner after reading the book for the first time. This has been a wonderful book to get the kids more involved in reading on their own. I would recommend this to all because we know the kids will sit through a story about farting.
Five flies devoured a dropped bean, while 135 dogs ate cheese fallen from a truck, plus everyone in town ate an egg, or two, for breakfast. Oh, and 45 cats swallowed cheese for a snack. Then, oh my, they all fart at the same time. Can you imagine? The author sure can and tells the tale of a gaseous town where all of this, and more, happened one not so fine day. After the farts came a huge blast that blew every grandma from their rocking chair onto a skateboard and caused zebras to change their stripes. This town was a mess, a smelly mess. How are they going to get rid of the odor? The author knows and tells the sad tale of this odorous town quite well. So well, one wonders if she and the illustrator were there that day. This is a book that EVERY boy (and girl), is going to love! It is colorful, humorous, smartly told and takes on a subject near and dear to young boys . . . well, anyway, they did a great job. Kids who read this are going to laugh until they bust a gut. Afterward, I'm betting each child will think of an animal they like and share what happened to it on that nose-holding day. Their imagination will take off. This book will become a favorite and be read over and over again. It All Began with a Bean tells a simple, yet "true" story. This must have been a gas to write and illustrate. The joy jumps off the pages. There is one moral (don't eat fill in the blank), one major conflict (the gaseous odor), and one hero (the wind). This is a smart yet silly story written for fun. I am a little embarrassed, but happy, to say I smiled and laughed, groaned a few times, and wondered how this would all end. I did not eat raisins, chew gum or gulp air, but I did think of this book and smile the next time I . . . well, you understand. Note: received from netgalley, courtesy of the publisher.
It all began with a bean... Follow the funny events that occurred after the single bean fell from the boy's burrito...meet the fly, birds, fish, dogs, cats, and more than half a million other people that fart at the exact same moment. It is a super funny story that both children and kids will love.