After seeing the cover of this book I got really excited because I thought it would be so awkward and funny. However, I really did not like it. I think writing about a farting dog is an awesome idea for a children's book because kids are so fascinated by farting. But I found that this book is just crude and scary. Walter gets sold by his owner to a freaky clown who forces him to fart, then uses his gas balloons to make people pass out and robs a bank! Clowns already have a terrible reputation, and I think this book makes that worse, as well as forcing a dog to eat beans and then fart constantly. Perhaps the other books in this series are better, but I would not use this book in my classroom. I think it ruins the funny ideas of farting and is just scary.