Parents' Guide to

Sir Fartsalot Hunts the Booger

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Great fun, and not nearly as crude as the title.

Book Kevin Bolger Humor 2008
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 2+


It’s cool

This title has:

Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 6+

Awesome meets total groseness! Great read for kids.

My three sons love this, (11, 10, 6). My six year old is doing his reading project on this book. It is his favorite! It is a little grose, but hey, aren't boys into this?

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

With ogres, giants, flirty princesses, and rocs to fight, SIR FARTSALOT flies by and will probably be brought out again and again -- even by reluctant readers.

Parents of very reluctant readers need every trick in the book to get kids motivated. But will they stoop to indulging kids' natural tendencies toward bodily function humor? In this case, why not? There's plenty more going on here than farting and fights with imaginary giant boogers, and the humor is much wittier than that most of the time. For example, there's a calm discussion between knights who are being simmered in cauldrons by ogres, one complaining that he's been oversalted and therefore ruined. And there are the clever names for everything: the forest is called Knockon Wood, and Sir Fartsalot's friend is Sir Cedric Knotaclew.

Families who want some bedtime story giggles may even want to take turns reading passages, especially since some of the vocabulary will be above that of the early readers who will enjoy this story the most.

Book Details

  • Author: Kevin Bolger
  • Illustrator: Stephen Gilpin
  • Genre: Humor
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Razorbill
  • Publication date: May 29, 2008
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 9 - 14
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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