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Farty Marty


Farty Marty
by B. J. Ward
Illustrations by Steven Kellogg

Release date: November 12, 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Genre: Young reader, picture book
Age range: 4 – 8 years old
Grade level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover, 32 pages

Print: $16.99 (US); $19.99 (CAN)
ISBN-10: 1442439017
ISBN-13: 978-1442439016

Kindle: $11.04
includes audio recording by B. J. Ward

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever books are sold

About Farty Marty

You can be sure you’ve never met a cat like Marty!

Mary Jane thinks he’s an ordinary cat, but one day, after he has mistakenly eaten a snack of French cheese, unusual musical tweets and toots come out of… not his mouth, but… you know where! and it sounds like Au Claire de Lune. Day after day these strange sounds come from Marty. First French music; thenItalianopera! It soon becomes clear that Marty’s musical output is inspired by his meals.

What do you do with a musical cat who is the national rage? Take a road tour from China to Egypt, Germany and Italy. And do not delay!

In this original and laugh-out-loud funny story, B. J. Ward tells of Marty’s not-to-be believed talents! And beloved Steven Kellogg’s inspired illustrations will please and entertain over and over.


“Cat lovers finally have a counterpart to Walter the Farting Dog… the cheeky premise and the abundant silliness in Kellogg’s over-the-top caricatures will keep kids laughing.” — Publishers Weekly