About the Book

Mrs. Buttkiss is the charming tale of a big woman with a big secret. She’s been holding in a fart….forever. And she’s terrified of what will happen when she finally lets it out. The story of Mrs. Buttkiss was born a decade ago, when author Eric Rosenfeld--a Harvard MBA and nationally recognized expert in investing and corporate governance--was desperately trying to get his three kids (then aged 6, 8 and 10) to settle down and go to sleep. Knowing exactly what got their attention, Eric dreamed up Mrs. B and her secret. The kids quieted down in minutes—and soon began to laugh. And laugh. By the end, all three were in hysterics. So what happens when Mrs. B finally lets it out? Will her greatest fears be realized? Or will the outcome be . . . magical?

You’ll have to read the story to find out!

About the Author

Eric Rosenfeld is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Crescendo Partners, a Manhattan based investment firm. A noted expert and frequent speaker on investing and corporate governance, he received an MBA from Harvard University and an AB in economics from Brown University. He has served on 17 boards of directors, is on the faculty of the Directors College and is a regular guest lecturer at Columbia Business School. Mr. Rosenfeld has also been a guest host on CNBC. Despite his outstanding credentials, he still created Mrs. Buttkiss.

About the Illustrator

Vicki Gausden is an award-winning illustrator and hand-letterer with a Masters Degree in design from the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. Her bold, quirky style and eye for color have made her one of the UK’s most sought-after illustrators. She immediately fell in love with Mrs. B. and knew she had to bring her —and her whoopee cushion--to life.

A Happy Young Reader