From School Library Journal
Gr 3–5—Ridiculously farty, this slim book is smelly fun. When his lunch is stolen by school bullies the B.O. twins and Harry Butz II, Darren is forced to eat the school cafeteria's five-bean burritos, with malodorous results. After he releases the smelliest and loudest "fart to end all farts," he is sent to the nurse's office. There he meets Tina, Juan-Carlos, and Walter, who are also suffering from the burritos' side effects. The next day, the farting foursome find themselves using their special abilities to save Walter during a school assembly. Stan, the school custodian, offers to help them hone their gaseous skills for good to become the Fart Squad. While doing research for extra credit, Darren figures out the connection among the stolen lunches, burritos, and Harry Butz II's dastardly plan to stop his perpetual "butt itch" by unearthing the magical Golden Scratcher. The Fart Squad must band together to save the town. VERDICT A goofy and quick read. Put this in the hands of kids who enjoy action and plenty of potty jokes.—Kefira Phillipe, Nichols Middle School, Evanston, IL
From the Back Cover
Standing up against bad guys (and downwind of everyone else), it's the rancid, the rank, the got-more-gas-than-a-trucker's-full-tank . . . the fearless fearless Fart Squad!
It was an average day at Harry Buttz Elementary until . . . . . . KABLAM! The five-bean burritos churning in Darren Stonkadopolis's stomach ex-ploded in a fart so volcanic it melted his desk seat and landed him in the nurse's office. That's when Darren discovered he's not the only one who smelt it and dealt it.
Something fishy is going on in Buttzville. And it's up to Darren and his three farting friends to get to the bottom of this evil plot—before it's too late. With their fates hanging in the balance (and their rotten biscuits floating in the air), the Fart Squad must learn to harness the powers between their butt cheeks to take charge, make a stand, and let it RIIIIP!