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Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder: Time-travel Bath Bomb (Doktor Proktor #2)

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  393 ratings  ·  52 reviews
The Fart Powder was such a successful invention that Doctor Proctor couldn't stop there. Next up: a Time-travel Bath Bomb. Throw the Bath Bomb in the tub, lather up and imagine where you'd like to visit. The battle of Waterloo? No problem. The French Revolution? Let's go! Doctor Proctor has plans for this new invention. Years ago he lost his true love, Juliette Margarine, ...more
Paperback, 425 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children's (first published January 1st 2008)
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William Yes, this is book 2 of 4 in the Doktor Proktor series.

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Tanja Berg
Rating 4* out of 5. Although I am way, way, way older than the intended audience, I absolutely LOVED this book! It is imaginative, hilarious and educational. Although it teaches a thing or two about history, friendship and love, it is not the least bit moralizing. A spectacular achievement by the author best known for his Harry Hole crime series. This was MUCH better! Can't wait to read the rest.
Tyler Jones
Too often with a series aimed at young readers the author uses up all his good ideas (and his funniest jokes!) in book one, and then just "mails-in" the following books in the series. Not so with the Doctor Proctor least not so far. "Bubble" surpasses the silliness of the first Fart Powder book but is also more complicated plot-wise, more layered in it's humour, and even manages to raise a few moral issues when your not looking. Apparently Nesbo was just warming up with the first book ...more
Devon Flaherty
The Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder series for kids, by Jo Nesbo. Currently, there are four books in the series. I read them in English translation by Aladdin Books, 2007-2012, illustrated by Mike Lowery.

The series includes:

Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder
Bubbles in the Bathtub (Doctor Proctor’s Time Traveling Bathtub)
Who Cut the Cheese? (The End of the World, Maybe)
The Magical Fruit (The Great Gold Robbery)

It’s easy to tell what the schtick is with these books: as much potty humor as can be stuffe
Denis Vukosav
For two first novels from the Doctor Proctor series it is difficult to decide which is better. Few have managed to surpass the first novel in the series, but Nesbø, without doubt, managed to get close to the success of his debut for young readers, in which older freaks will equally enjoy together with the rest of the series about an eccentric professor and two unusual children.

In front of Nilly and Lisa is an important task. After they have been using Fart Powder, flown into space and save the l
Reetta Saine
Toisen Proktorin jälkeen olen vakuuttunut, että Nesbon aikuiskirjatkin pitää ottaa luettavaksi. Jälleen hieno pienistä palasista kehitty tarina, toistosta syntyvä huumori ja suuret tunteet - välillä vähän liiankin suuret. Kirja avautuu paremmin, jos lukijalla on kohtuullisesti taustatietoa Euroopan historiasta ja sodista. Toisaalta ääneenlukijaa varoitetaan selittämästä kohdeyleisölle liian laajasti mm. Hitleristä, anschlussista ja kansanmurhasta.
Cassidy Harrison
i loved this book i think every kid should read it! i got called childish because i read it but it was just because it says fart in it but you should read it it has more imagination in it that you would have to be a kid to understand it!! Read it it is really good and has a good lesson behind it!!!
Klaudia Janek

This is the 2nd book of the series, but it is easy to follow along as a stand alone book. Lisa, Nilly and Doctor Proctor’s embark on a time travelling adventure into the past to find love. The importance of friendship comes up several times throughout the book. “We know that when friends promise never to stop helping each other, one plus one plus one is much more than three.” Doctor Proctor has been in love with Juliette Margarine for years. She was forced to marry Claude Cliché, who
Original Doll (Lea Martinuš)
Nakon genijalne “dječje” knjige “Prdoprah doktora Proktora” slijedi jednako zanimljiv nastavak. Riječ “dječje” namjerno je u navodnicima – knjiga JEST dječja no podjednako oduševljava i odrasle, a one koje su u mojem vlasništvu stalno su posuđene. Iako Nesbo zasluženo slovi kao majstor krimića, knjige koje piše za djecu su toliko genijalne da me svaki puta iznova oduševe.

U “Čarobnoj kupki doktora Proktora” Mrva i ekipa nastavljaju svoje pustolovine uz genijalni izum (naslov odaje o čemu je riječ
Nicola Mansfield
Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

Lisa and Nilly receive a postcard from Doctor Proctor in Paris, France with an 1888 French stamp on it. The card is written in code. When they have figured out the message, they realise Dr. Proctor has gone back in history to rescue his beloved Juliette Margarine and now he needs their help. So the two pack a few supplies including a baggie of Fart Powder, jump in the bathtub and set off for Paris 1888. Things get mixed up and Nilly and Lisa end up in separ
Good god what a title. I don't want to be seen reading this in public. Or heard, since I am reading this out loud to my 8-year-old. This is one of those books that the reading level is too difficult for the maturity level.

My kid just doesn't get why I find Innebrede, the town in France where everyone's related, so funny.

So, on this adventure, Nilly and Lisa are asked by time-travelling postcard to come to Paris and help Dr Proctor, who is trapped in time. They have quite the romp through time wi
Mariano Hortal
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Da la casualidad que entre las últimas compras “han surgido” una serie de libros dedicados específicamente al público juvenil, de 9 años en adelante; todas ellas propuestas interesantes y, además, de temáticas diversas. Los ordeno según la calidad de la obra y siempre desde el prisma lector de un adulto, buscando el impacto en lectores juveniles y, desde luego, si se pueden disfrutar por otros públicos. Desgraciadamente no puedo discernir si u
Hmm. I wanted to enjoy this one as much as the first, but I didn't. The themes were harder for my kids to relate to and the time traveling made things a little more muddled than the first. There were more things I had to explain as it assumed a bit of knowledge about European history (my kids are grade 3 and under). I'm not saying the events referenced were unworthy of inclusion (Joan of Arc, Napoleon, the French Revolution and the liberation of France during WWII), just hard to have any relatio ...more
Cole Eckholm
I really liked this book because just of the title, I knew this book was for me. This book is about two kids, Nilly and Lisa, and they are in the school marching band. Their marching band is terrible, all except Nilly and Lisa. Nilly is often "late" due to his extreame shortness though. When Lisa recieves a letter from Doctor Proctor, She shows it to Nilly and they both get suspicious. When they get another letter, they can't comprehend a single word in the letter. It turns out that Doctor Proct ...more
Bubble in the Bathtub was a awesome book. It had a great writing style, and the setting jumped around in history. There was a lot of humor as well. The reason why I liked the writing style was that it showed each aspect in different perspectives of each character. I also like how the whole book was about time-traveling. Because of this, they went into history, and created a historical fiction story based in ancient France. The humor in this book was created by the author's writing. The descripti ...more
Nejvtipnější věc, co jsem snad za poslední dobu četla a nejvtipnější dětská knížka ever!! Neuvěřitelně inteligetní, vtipná a napínavá... Sice jsem nečetla první díl, ale i tak jsem se v ději hned chytila. A asi miluju Bulíka, ty jeho hlášky jsou epické! Před koncem jsem si protě musela dávat pauzu, abych ji neměla tak rychle přečtenou a ještě chvíli se mohla bavit. Smála jsem se snad na každé stránce!
Janne Paananen
Toinen Nesbøn lastenkirja jatkaa samoin hahmoin kuin ensimmäinen. Tällä kertaa pieruhuumori jää taustalle ja tarinan keskiössä on ajassa liikkuminen ja tulevaisuuden (tai menneisyyden) muuttaminen. Kovin pienelle lukijalle/kuulijalle ajassa liikkuminen saattaa olla haasteellista seurattavaa. Osin juuri tästä syystä edelliseen kirjaan verratuna tarina ei pysy yhtä hyvin koossa. Nesbøn teksti on myös paikoitellen lauserakenteiltaan käsittämättömän monimutkaista kohderyhmä huomioonottaen. Tämähän v ...more
Even though I'm a teenager I really enjoyed humoristic and emotional children's book.
Jo Nesbø is mostly known for is crime novels - which I haven't read yet - and after reading this, how can I not continue reading Jo Nesbø's works?
Bavil mě už první díl, bavil mě i tento. Jo Nesbø mi vážně sedl stylem psaní, opravdu mě baví jeho humor, který je vskutku milý a prostě úsměvný. Po příběhové stránce to bylo moc dobré. Chválím i to osobité zpracování cestování v čase – mám tohle téma v knihách ráda, a přestože je to v této knize pojato dosti jednoduše, nepůsobí to vyloženě hloupě a to je dobře. Kniha je opět vhodná pro malé i velké, kluky i holky. Chcete-li něco neotřelého, u čeho si pěkně odpočinete, určitě po knize o Doktoru ...more
Alexei L.
I read this again after I picked up Fart Powder, I went in with high expectations and I wasn't disappointed.. WHERE IS THE 3RD BOOK LIBRARY!?!?!?
Dini Amanda
Hilarious! Nilly's absolutely one of the most adorable characters I've ever encountered. The story is interestingly ingenious.

Nevertheless, I have to say there are some details that I fail to consider as making sense. It could be better, Nesbo.
Жанна Пояркова
По сравнению с первой книжкой история приключений девочки Лисы и рыжего пацанчика Булле резко сдала.
Ο Νέσμπο μ' αρέσει ίσως περισσότερο στα "παιδικά/εφηβικά" του!
Ωραίο βιβλίο, ο γιος μου κι ο ανηψιός μου έχουν ξετρελαθεί με το πρώτο, ώρα να τους δώσω και αυτό :-)
I enjoyed reading the 2nd book in a series. Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder: Bubble in the Bathtub is a nice adventure for two small children - Nilly and Lisa. There are two Norwegian children that befriended Doctor Proctor. He has sent them a postcard of the President of France in 1888 to let them know that he went back in time. Dr. Proctor has invented a time traveling bathtub and has run out of the soap that is needed to get him back to the present. Dr. Proctor went back in time for the love of ...more
Another fast easy read that targets the young crowd. My read aloud to my son R. This adventure takes Nilly and his pals traveling back in time. The author mixes in a bit of history with suspense and intrigue and a lot of humor. My child loved it! In fact, I enjoyed reading aloud to R with this book. There are some good values to pick up along the way that my son learned, and some historical facts that he wanted to begin looking up on the computer. Granted, history sort of gets mixed up a bit, bu ...more
Paula Lyle
I liked this, but not as much as the first. This is a silly book about some kids and the inventor of time traveling bathtubs, it does not need to be 400 pages long. Time traveling is always fun, and I loved the rule: You can only change history through death. That's a great rule, especially for a kids book. Unfortunately history is changed, in big and little ways, over and over again. (My students were confused by Joan of Arc being transported to modern day France and whether or not she was stil ...more
Alyson Brandlein
I enjoyed reading this book and I think you will too.Bubble in the Bathtub is a book about a boy named Nilly and a girl named Lisa that take an adventure in a time traveling bathtub and can not get back. Along the way they meet some friends and finally get back to home. The setting of this book takes place in many different places such as Paris, jail and the French revolution.
Bruna Vraničić Vujević
Odlična! Još bolja od prvoga dijela!
I love this book!
Looooong! So long. The farts were kept to a minimum, unlike the first book in the series. Nilly and Lisa head from Norway to France. Using their time traveling bathtub they visit Napoleon at Waterloo, Joan of Arc at the stake and bicyclist and spectators at the Tour de France. So, while I was reading his hair-brained, incredibly long story of a time-traveling bathtub, what I found is that we were actually learning. Now... On to clean my palette before starting the third book in the fart powder s ...more
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Jo Nesbø is a bestselling Norwegian author and musician. He was born in Oslo and grew up in Molde. Nesbø graduated from the Norwegian School of Economics with a degree in economics. Nesbø is primarily famous for his crime novels about Detective Harry Hole, but he is also the main vocals and songwriter for the Norwegian rock band Di Derre. In 2007 Nesbø also released his first children's book, Dokt ...more
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Doktor Proktor (4 books)
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  • Doctor Proctor Who Cut the Cheese?
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