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 Toby tootles
 Author: Gibeault, Stephanie

 Publisher:  Sleeping Bear Press (2023)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 376544 ISBN: 9781534111790
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Flatulence -- Fiction
 Embarrassment -- Fiction
 Rabbits -- Fiction
 Grandmothers -- Fiction
 Animals -- Fiction
Humorous Fiction
Family Life

Price: $23.63

When Toby accidently toots at his birthday party, he is teased by friends and family, but he learns how to get over his embarrassment when his grandmother gives him a lesson on how to handle life's hiccups and other unexpected eruptions.

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Sullivan, Mary

   Kirkus Reviews (12/15/22)
   Booklist (03/01/23)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 03/01/2023 Toby is having the best birthday ever, until he farts, which blows out his candles, and everyone laughs and calls him Toby Tootles. Face burning with embarrassment, he seeks out his grandmother to distract him from his gassy gaffe, but the whole day she toots more than him, from tiny toots to full blasts of gas! “Well, gas happens,” she says. How could she not be mortified? Together, Toby and his gassy grandma learn that everyone has tooty moments; it’s how you respond that’s important. Told in muted pastels with an overtone of gaseous green, the rotund, anthropomorphic bunny and his animal friends are adorable enough to offset the “ewww” factor with a counterpoint “awww.” There are some giggles, as one would expect in a book about flatulence, but this book doesn’t intend to be more than it is: a sweet, accepting lesson on farting. And while the audience for this story is perhaps a bit narrow, the back matter includes a validation of childhood embarrassment with some coping mechanisms to help, which widens the scope. - Copyright 2023 Booklist.

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