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5.0 out of 5 starsEngaging
Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2020
One of my favorite series. I used this in my fifth grade classroom. This engaged my students with a wonderful read aloud. My boys were particularly interested in this book. What a funny read? This is your book!
Reviewed in the United States on September 7, 2012
My boys (8 & 10) had listened to (and loved) the first book in the Sweet Farts series. When we were looking for something new to read as a family at bedtime, we were excited to see the next book. We were not disappointed. As long as you can get past having to say "fart" a couple thousand times, this book is for you. Just the thing to get young boys interested in reading. I don't have girls. I'm sure it would appeal to some as well - it's funny.
I bought this kindle version for my 8 year old daughter to read and she really liked the book, and has asked me to get her more in the series. It was a hit and took her a while to read....we buy some books that she goes through in an hour or so and this took a little longer, which is a better value for us.
5.0 out of 5 starsMy 11 year-old daughter's review
Reviewed in the United States on August 31, 2010
Five stars for Rippn' It Old School! Raymond Bean's new book, Rippin' It old school is great! It is the second book to Sweet Farts. I love the characters, the story, and just everything about it! My nose was in this book from the moment I started reading and I was really sad when I finished it. I just hope there's a third one, and so will you!!!! What are you waiting for? Get Rippn' It Old School and start reading this five star book!!!!
5.0 out of 5 starsMy daughter is enjoying reading it...
Reviewed in the United States on December 25, 2012
My daughter received all 3 from the series and has started the first one. She is enjoying it and I expect her to enjoy the rest of them as well. (I'll probably even read them too as I am just as big of a kid...lol.)
5.0 out of 5 starsMy son has loved this entire series
Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2015
My son has loved this entire series, with books 1 and 3 being his favorites! He finds them entertaining and laughs out loud while reading them. He is 8 and in third grade (an above average reader) and they seem to be a perfect reading level for him.
My 9 year old only read about half of the book, he said it was sorta funny, but not enough action. Now this is a kid who love to read and reread books - but my son likes books more like diary of a wimpy kid books.
This light-hearted story follows Keith Emerson, a 10-year-old boy, in his struggles to get a science project together before the annual science fair. There is huge expectation on him because the previous year he made "sweet farts" which are sweets that make farts smile nice. That project was a huge success and he feels under pressure to deliver something as successful this time around.
My first concern was whether this book would be too toilet-y for my tastes what with its title and all that but I needn't have worried. The humour was fine although based around farts the majority of the time. The rest of the humour was mainly generated from the banter between Keith and his friends.
The book flowed along nicely although it did take Keith an awfully long-time to get an idea for his science project - I'd already guessed what he'd do some time before - and also the science fair itself was over in a couple of pages despite the whole novel pretty much leading up to it. Further this book is a second in a series but doesn't rely on having any prior knowledge from the previous book as I followed it easily enough despite not having read the first one.
It took me about 2-hours to read and is for kids but adults can enjoy it too.
This is the second book, book one deals with Keith inventing 'sweet farts'. There was enough in this book to follow what was happening, this book sees Keith under a lot of pressure to invent something equally amazing for this years science fair.
The fart jokes wore thin pretty quickly although overall I enjoyed the story. I wonder if the author 'Bean' got teased at school about his name (baked 'beans' - farting !) and this was his inspiration. I felt sorry for Keith, as a 10 year old boy he seemed under alot of pressure to do well and had no comfort at home. However a good happy ending with a moral. If life givess you lemons make lemonade.
Couldnt get my 8 + 9 year old interested in reading or being read this story so ended up reading it myself which to be honest was a chore. Enjoyed the preface and the rules of farts but the rest of the book didnt live up to this.
I thought this was a winner through and through. We all enjoy a bit of toilet humour and this delivered without being too crude.
Following the adventures of Little Kieth Emerson's science fair dilemma was enjoyable for readers young and old in my household. Suitable for a bit of reading each night to younger ones to get them into following longer stories (made attractive with farts) or doable in one sitting for an adult (couple of hours)
The book isnt surprising or challenging in any way but what it does do is hook kids into stories, you can fine tune the content when they get a little older.
An easy to follow story. Majority of young readers will predict the storyline. Loads of references to farts! My son would probably giggle away to all the fart references, but I'm not sure he'd find the rest of the story gripping enough to finish the book. Not sure what age this book would appeal to, I personally felt it was not suitable for my 7 year old. The story is around the life of a 10year old boy so I would assume children around that age would enjoy this book.