cover image The Gas We Pass: The Story of Farts

The Gas We Pass: The Story of Farts

Shinta Cho. Kane/Miller Book Publishers, $13.99 (28pp) ISBN 978-0-916291-52-5

With a title like this, expect no surprises within. The latest Japanese import by Kane/Miller continues in the same vein as Everyone Poops and The Holes in Your Nose, exploring yet another subject generally considered taboo. Brevity reigns in both illustration (cartoons and diagrams tinted with swaths of clashing color) and text (which doesn't even attempt to be subtle). Both informative and blunt, the book provides young readers with solid facts as well as plenty to snicker about, including some sage advice (""Don't hold them in-pass that gas!"") that will send parents everywhere running for the air freshener. Ages 18 mos.-4 yrs. (Oct.)