The Fart That Changed The World

Suggested age 8 – 11


Author: Stephen Mangan
Illustrator: Anita Mangan
ISBN: 9780702315008
Date Published: 26 May 2022

A high-energy, laugh-out-loud, fully illustrated adventure story by much-loved actor Stephen Mangan and talented artist Anita Mangan.

“A sure-fire way for kids to entertain themselves. What’s more, it’s also excellent for reading aloud” LoveReading4Kids

“Laugh-out-loud stuff” Ray D’Arcy

It’s the most important day of the year for King Fabian as he is hosting all the neighbouring rulers. Everything simply must go perfectly.

King Fabian wakes up, stretches, and…

His wife’s fury is so huge that he panics and blames the butler, who is carted off to the dungeons. Leaving behind a big problem: Fabian isn’t really the brains behind the crown: it is the butler… how will dithery Fabian manage to pull off this high-pressure event alone? His small and smelly fart looks like it will kick off a crisis…

Frank – a kitchen boy with a big imagination – is drafted in as an emergency butler. As the banquet descends into a food fight and processions catapult out of control, Frank finds himself in an all-out farty farce. Can he save the day?

Wildly funny and endlessly surprising, this is delightfully imaginative, surreal storytelling with a message that small events can trigger big change, and children can be heroes!

Packed with pictures by Stephen Mangan’s sister Anita Mangan.
Escape the Rooms is one of the most loved and bestselling children’s debuts of 2021.


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Dimensions14.2 × 2.5 × 20.4 cm



Age 7 – 9, Age 9 – 12




“Just read the title… that will draw them in. It’s a bit naughty, a bit silly, a bit funny but you start reading and it’s an adventure”
Holly Willoughby
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