“The book was cute and funny. It was a quick read to my kids. The book is about Arthur. Arthur likes to sing, but when he sings, people notice a distinct smell in the room. People are being woke out their sleep, passing out, and crying because of the smell, yet Arthur's family is proud of him,...”see full review » see other reviews »
Children will love this book! Parents may think it isn't appropriate for little one, but it's not written for adults, it's written for children.
Children don't sit still for long. They need something that will keep their attention and interest. telling them that they shouldn't be reading things like ARTHUR PONG AND HIS SMELLY SONG will only make them lose interest. It may even cause them to not want to read another book.
They have to be encouraged. Reading is very important throughout their entire lives. Don't discourage them right off the bat. Believe it or not, there is a message in this story. Don't worry about what others think. If it makes you happy and it doesn't hurt anyone, then read it. (So long as it's age appropriate) There's an audio version that the children can listen to also. The book will probably have them giggling and laughing. Maybe even the parents will give a little grin. If it makes the child happy, and they understand the inappropriate places for farts, then all is OK! I myself would probably not read this book to my child or get the book for my child. This day and age almost anything goes. They only thing I would suggest would be to got to the author's blog (link above) and read a little of the poem. Another thing I would definitely discuss the time and place for laughing about this subject. They need to understand that it may hurt someones feelings if they are not careful. That said, I would say to parent's, get the book and read it and then decide if it's for your child or not.
would give this book 3 STARS.
I was given an ecopy of the book, Arthur Pong and His Smelly Song from the author, Jose Fernandez for this honest review.
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“Arthur Pong and his Smelly Song
Reluctant boy reader pick. Early Reader.
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Arthur Pong and his Smelly Song by Jose Fernandez is an great example of the type of books that boys want to read. The entire book is about the effect of a fart on a town when a boy named Arthur was singing and farting at once. This type of toilet humor will attract boy readers. The short poetic form will also be attractive to reluctant readers. I'd recommend this for reluctant boy readers under 8 years old. However it could be used with older students as an example of poetic form. ”
“The book was cute and funny. It was a quick read to my kids. The book is about Arthur. Arthur likes to sing, but when he sings, people notice a distinct smell in the room. People are being woke out their sleep, passing out, and crying because of the smell, yet Arthur's family is proud of him, despite his smelly flaw.”Stacie Wyatt wrote this review Thursday, August 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No