Review for Can Babies Fart?

Review for Can Babies Fart?

Can Babies Fart?: And Other Big Brother Questions J Ram, Rob Adler, Picture Book, Parenting, Big Brother, Cute, Questions, Children's Book, Brothers, Family, BabyI received this book from Netgalley/the publisher in exchange of an honest review.

Haha, when I saw this book on Netgalley I knew this was one book I needed to read. Also that cover with the baby and the little cloud of death behind it. I was so curious about what other questions the little kid would have.

In this book a little boy is expecting a baby brother and he has all sorts of questions! From Does a baby know how to blow his nose to if he will come wearing clothes. And then the real fun starts as the baby brother is born! At first the little brother isn’t having much fun, he just sees his parents doing a lot of work… but then the little one grows and we see that our big brother is having fun making music, playing with his brother, and more! It was very sweet and adorable and I am happy that it all worked out so positive for this boy. That he has found a friend. Haha, though I frankly wonder how long that will take. At one point his little brother will be able to walk. At one point the little one will be able to say no or yes or even take toys.

The art was quite cute!

I liked that at the end we get extra questions and lists. That was a fun addition, though I would have liked to see the pictures featured there be the same as in the story. Now they were just images from the internet, some I recognised or at least their styles.

I loved the dedication at the front, I don’t always read those, but did now and haha, I wonder what other questions the author’s kids had while waiting for the newest addition to the family.

While I did like the book, I would have kinda liked to see an answer somewhere, a parent saying yes or no, or maybe something else. We get plenty of questions with some hilarious illustrations to follow (like that he was lying on the field while his brother played soccer), but no answers!

Also I am sorry, but at the end we get a question on how one feels about being a big brother, but that sad face is not sad at all. It is more like a mash up between sad and very determined. And why is there an anger X on the face of the emoji with the Not Sure label? It was confusing to say the least.

All in all, I did enjoy it, but I feel it could just be a bit more! 3 stars because it was cute, the questions were funny, the art was adorable, and I liked the extras.

Star rating, 3 stars

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