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The Peanut Fart

by Xiaoming Wang

translated by Adam Lanphier

Picture Book


9.8 x 9.3, 28 pages


December, 2016

ISBN 9781945295034

U.S. $9.99 / CAN. $12.99

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I'd give Candied Plums a hug if I could. We have a very large Chinese population and I'm always struggling to find good Chinese language books to add to our collection. These are gorgeous and I love the fact that they are contemporary Chinese picture books. We have many translations of American titles but not as many original Chinese stories. I am also very glad of the full English descriptions of the books on the website.

—Julie Rines from Thomas Crane Public Library

Usually, Sheldon the snail only eat green vegetables. But one day, Sheldon ate a peanut and let out a peanut-shaped fart. Followed by the fart wherever he went, Sheldon got a little bit angry. He caught the fart and let it float away in a bottle. But he started to worry about his fart very soon. So Sheldon embarked on an interesting and adventurous journey.


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Xiaoming Wang is the creator of numerous award-winning picture books. He was nominated for the 2004 Hans Christian Andersen Awards.

Adam Lanphier grew up in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in East Asian Studies. He lived in Beijing from 2005 until 2008, where he worked as a writer and freelance translator. Adam currently teaches and translates Mandarin in New York City. He travels whenever he can.