It All Began With a Bean

What happens when, one day, a dropped bean is devoured by ten flies, and hundreds of dogs eat cheese fallen from a truck, and thousands of runners begin gulping air, and all the people at home that morning have eggs for breakfast, and then they all fart at once?

This hilarious book answers that intriguing question, as readers learn the after-effects of the world’s biggest fart on the poor town where it happens, from poodles’ curls going limp to elephants plugging their trunks with bananas. This unique picture book, with lighthearted illustrations, will entertain children and parents alike.

Picture Book | Ages 4 – 7
Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-9749303-0-5 | 32 pages | $14.95
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-933718-23-1 | 32 pages | $8.95
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-933718-67-5 | $8.95
Guided Reading Level: M | Grade Level: 2-3 | Reading Recovery Level: 20

Meet Author Katie McKy

Katie McKy, the author of Wolf Camp and It All Began with a Bean and lives in Maine. She visits scores of schools every year, where she performs and teaches writing. In the summer, she retreats into the cultivated tranquility of her garden and the wild tranquility of the Canadian wilderness.

Meet Illustrator Tracy Hill

Tracy’s passion is in creating. He derives as much pleasure designing a corporate identity package as he does illustrating a two-page spread for a magazine or a children’s book.

Other Books by Author Katie McKy

Book cover for Wolf Camp by Katie McKy

It All Began With a Bean Reviews

“The right audience is sure to get a laugh.”

School Library Journal

“If there is one subject that reduces all children to giggles, it is farting. In this imaginative picture book, inspired by a second grader’s question, McKy explores what would happen if everyone and everything farted at once…McKy’s book focuses on a topic that adults usually find embarrassing, annoying or try to ignore. For a child however, little is as amusing as that sound. While this may not have universal appeal, for a reluctant reader (in particular the boys) this may be just the right choice. Tracy Hill’s full page, colorful and cartoon-like illustrations are just perfect for the story.”

Barnes and Noble Children’s Literature, Sharon Oliver