Hazel Nutt’s Review:
We received a free PDF copy of Sticky, Icky Booger Bugs by Sherry Frith to review in exchange for an honest review.
This review is written from 2 year old Hazel Nutt’s point of view.
Even though I think this book is a bit too old for me, I feel that it is very good at showing how people can have different illnesses that are long lasting and not just a bug, that makes me feel bad for a few days.
I do understand, sort of, the illness that Kory has, as my parents explained it to me and it makes me feel very lucky that my family and I do not have a bad illness to cope with (although my dad has to take a few tablets).
I like the way that Kory makes fun of his shakey machine and how he manages to distract himself from this routine. I hope that I can be as brave as Kory and his family, but it still reminds me of my own boogers, which is more fun – especially when I sneeze.
It makes me wonder about the different routines of the other kiddies I know and what they do at home – do they have a bath like me, or shower like Kory, and do they get to stay up later then me.
There is one thing that sort of bothered me. My mom and dad had to explain what cystic fibrosis actually is, as in the book there is no explanation.
But overall, I’m glad I read this book because I learnt how people put up with worse things than I have to every day and I feel I am blessed because of this story.
Sticky Icky Booger Bugs, by Sherry Frith, is the tale of a boy’s battle with cystic fibrosis as he attempts to avoid the hospital. Kory is just like any other kid. He loves recess, playing soccer, and exploring his neighborhood with his best friend. With every puff, cough, and sneeze, Kory keeps the sticky icky booger bugs away so he can have fun every day! Sticky Icky Booger Bugs is a picture book, illustrated by Caroll Newell Walter, for children ages 0 – 7.
Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. There are 30,000 children each year diagnosed and battling cystic fibrosis. There is no cure for this progressive disease.
Sherry wrote Sticky Icky Booger Bugs after her sons, Kory and Kevin, were diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. She wanted to explain aspects of the disorder using words they could understand. Helped by colorful illustrations, and the knowledge they gained, they were able to deal with the sticky icky booger bugs using simple routines to keep their cystic fibrosis at bay. This story lets children know that they are loved, no matter what their medical situation may be.
Sticky Icky Booger Bugs was released on July 26, 2013 and is available for sale on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sticky-Icky-Booger-Sherry-Frith/dp/148080083X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1375730020&sr=1-1
Author Sherry Frith is the mother of three boys and the founder of Helping Hearts, a nonprofit organization. She has patents and copyrights pending in various areas and lives each day full of new ideas and grace. Sherry lives in Bakersfield, CA, with her sons—Kyle, Kevin, and Kory.
Illustrator Carol Newell Walter majored in fine arts at Wayne State University and earned a BA and teaching credentials from California State University– Bakersfield. Now retired, Carol and her husband live in Bakersfield, CA, where she continues to create all kinds of artwork.
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