cover image Fart Squad

Fart Squad

Seamus Pilger, illus. by Stephen Gilpin. Harper, $4.99 trade paper (112p) ISBN 978-0-06-229045-8

Forget gamma rays and radioactive spiders, these young superheroes (who might as well be called the Flatulent Four) gained their powers after eating five-bean burritos from the cafeteria at Harry Buttz Elementary School. With newfound abilities that include bloat-induced levitation, chair-melting heat, and “silent but deadly” knockout gas, Darren Stonkadopolis and three of his classmates try to control their gastric talents while keeping Buttzville safe from a dangerous butt-scratching device that threatens to “flood the entire town with never-ending itches!” Scatological, ridiculous, and proud of it, this is sure to please fans of gross-out humor. Final art not seen by PW. A Full Fathom Five property. Ages 6–10. (Apr.)