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  • Published: 13 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143786603
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.00

No One Likes a Fart




A sweet, funny story about accepting yourself and finding a friend who loves you just the way you are. Mostly, though, it’s about a fart. And fart jokes. Loooots of fart jokes.

Fart is excited! He’s desperate to make friends and have fun. But no one likes a fart. Not even a fart with a heart. Too smelly. Too embarrassing. Too gross.

Zoë has written lots of grown-up books, none of which mention a single fart. She is the mother of two little people and a cat with a permanently cranky face. She wants it known that despite writing this book, she still doesn’t like farts, even if her husband Tooty McFluffson refuses to acknowledge this.

  • Published: 13 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143786603
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.00

About the authors

Zoë Foster Blake

Zoë Foster Blake enjoys writing her biography because she can write things like, ‘The literary world was shocked when Foster Blake was controversially awarded the Man Booker prize for the third time’, despite the fact that this is patently untrue.

Things that are true include a decade of journalism writing for titles such as Cosmopolitan, Harper’s BAZAAR and Sunday Style, as well as being the founder of all-natural Australian skin care line, Go-To.

Zoë has written four novels, Air Kisses, Playing the Field, The Younger Man and The Wrong Girl; a dating and relationship book, Textbook Romance, written in conjunction with Hamish Blake; and Amazinger Face, a collection of her best beauty tips and tricks.

She lives in Springfield with her husband, Homer, and her three children, Maggie, Lisa and Bart.

Adam Nickel

Adam Nickel’s illustration style is very much influenced by mid-century-era design and illustration. He has a background in graphic design and animation. With a client list that includes The Wall Street Journal, Penguin Random House, GQ and New Scientist. He lives in Brisbane, Australia, and spends his spare time wishing he was in Japan and buying clothes he doesn’t need on the internet.

Praise for No One Likes a Fart

Fart's Story is also a lovely reminder that there is a friend for everybody, no matter how unlikeable you think you are. Young children just beginning to read will love this book - especially if that means grabbing any opportunity they can to say the word "fart"!

Daisy Chein, Melbourne's Child

Who would have thought a story about farts and burps could be so heartwarming?

Sunday Telegraph

Awards & recognition

Australian Book Industry Awards

Winner  •  2018  •  Children’s Picture Book of the Year

Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

Shortlisted  •  2018  •  3–5 Years

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No One Likes A Fart

A sweet, funny story about accepting yourself and finding a friend who loves you just the way you are. Mostly, though, it’s about a fart. And fart jokes. Loooots of fart jokes. No One Likes A Fart by Zoe Foster Blake is out now! https://www.penguin.com.au/books/no-one-likes-a-fart-9780143786603

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle | Read aloud by Zoë Foster Blake

Australia's sweetheart Zoë Foster Blake reads the timeless picture book, THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR by Eric Carle. Zoë is the author of many adult books including LOVE! and THE WRONG GIRL. Her first book for children, NO ONE LIKES A FART, won the ABIA Children's Picture Book of the Year in 2018. Zoë's second picture book, BACK TO SLEEP, will be published by Penguin Random House Australia in October 2020. #TheVeryHungryCaterpillar #EricCarle #ZoëFosterBlake

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No One Likes a Fart by Zoë Foster Blake and Adam Nickel | Read Aloud by Hamish Blake

A sweet, funny story about accepting yourself and finding a friend who loves you just the way you are. Mostly, though, it’s about a fart. And fart jokes. Loooots of fart jokes. NO ONE LIKES A FART by Zoë Foster Blake with illustrations by Adam Nickel, read aloud by Australian comedian Hamish Blake. #NoOneLikesAFart #ZoëFosterBlake #HamishBlake #AdamNickel

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No One Likes a Fart by Zoë Foster Blake and Adam Nickel | Read aloud by Hamish Blake

Aussie comedian and proud husband Hamish Blake reads NO ONE LIKES A FART, authored by his wife Zoë Foster Blake with illustrations by Adam Nickel. Fart is excited! He’s desperate to make friends and have fun. But no one likes a fart. Not even a fart with a heart. Too smelly. Too embarrassing. Too gross. Find out more: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/no-one-likes-a-fart-9780143786603 #NoOneLikesaFart #ZoeFosterBlake #HamishBlake #AdamNickel

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