As the parent of boys, farts have become an everyday fact of life.  They cannot be avoided, so why not embrace the wildly funny (according to my kids) everyday events that are FARTS.

Aside from their general stinkiness, there is so much humour to found in the simple fart.  A favourite in my home (and car) is blame shifting.  No-one is ever the culprit!

As they are an inescapable aspect of life, we may as well embrace farts.  They give us a chance to be silly and have fun with our kids.  Laughter and silliness will lift moods, bring the family closer together and reduces stress.  So why not grab a book about farts and bring some levity into your home.

Fart Books

Link to Catalogue record for Old MacDonald Heard a Fart

Old MacDonald Heard a Fart – Olaf Falafel

One of my favourite fart books.  Old MacDonald heard a fart, but where has it come from?  This book takes the reader on a journey across the farmyard as the farmer tries to discover the culprit.

With a blow by blow description of how to make each different fart sound, this book takes a classic song and makes it so much more fun.

You’ll never guess who it was making that rude noise!


No One Likes A Fart – Zoe Foster Blake

Poor Fart, all he wants to do is to make some very best friends, but no one seems happy when he’s around.  On his travels he meets many people, rides a bus and goes to a restaurant but wherever he goes, Fart just isn’t welcome.

This is a lovely story about accepting yourself and finding friends, all done with a good dose of fart jokes.

Link to Catalogue record for No One Likes a Fart
Link to Catalogue record for Daddy Fartypants

Daddy Fartypants – Emer Stamp and Matt Hunt

Daddy Fartypants is not the most polite bear in the neighbourhood.  He farts wherever he goes and the worse thing is that he always blames someone else and never excuses himself.

One day he gets a good dose of his own medicine when someone else blames a fart on him!

Does Daddy Fartypants learn his lesson?

Fart Song

Farty Recipe

Baked Beans

I’m sure that we all know the old ditty about baked beans. Why not try and make your own?!



1 tbsp Olive oil

2 cloves Garlic, minced

1 – 2 tsp Spanish Smoked Paprika

300g (1 1/3 cups) Passata

1 tbsp Tomato Puree (Tomato Paste)

60ml (1/4 cup) Chicken / Vegetable Stock

400g can Cannellini beans, drained and rinsed


Heat oil in a sauce pan over a medium heat.

Add the garlic and allow to sizzle but be careful not to burn.

Reduce heat to low, add the smoked paprika and stir.

Add the passata, puree and stock and then simmer for around 20 mins (until the sharp taste of tomato has gone and the sauce has thickened.)

Add the beans and simmer for a further 10 mins.

Season to taste

This recipe has no sugar and a lot less salt than commercially available baked beans. Adapt it to your family’s tastes.