- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: ArchwayPublishing (July 31, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 148080083X
- ISBN-13: 978-1480800830
- I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
- Rating: 5/5
There are 30,000 children each year diagnosed and battling cystic fibrosis. There is no cure for this progressive disease. Sticky Icky Booger Bugs is the tale of a boy's battle with cystic fibrosis as he attempts to avoid the hospital. Kory is just like any other child. 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!
One I'd just like to say this is an amazing children's story- not just because of the story behind it, the story itself, the great illustrations or the its ability to keep a 6 year old in one spot- but because of the message. There are so many diseases out there that children suffer from that no one knows anything about! My son had neuroblastomia when he was 1.5! I bet most of you don't even know what it is- I didn't before it happened. I wish there were more books like this one out there.
This is a gem of a children's book. My son enjoyed it, my daughter liked the pictures (she's 2 so sometimes reading an entire story can be difficult!). After we read the story, my son asked me questions about the disease and about the boy in the story. Any book that encourages children to think outside the box and ask questions is a wonderful and must have in my opinion. We were able to work on his reading- another plus! He's in kindergarten and they're just starting the reading process so some of the words in this book were great practice reading for him.
It's so important for children that have things that make them different, know that they're loved and I think this book sends out that message! It's a wonderful book all around- I highly recommend it for those dealing with Cystic Fibrosis or have a child in their life that has it. Such a powerful story!
Author Sherry Frith is the mother of three boys and the founder of K.C.H.H., Inc, 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, California, with her sons-Kyle, Kevin, and Kory. Illustrator Carol Newell Walter majored in fine arts at Wayne State University and earned a B.A. and teaching credentials from California State University-Bakersfield. Now retired, Carol and her husband live in Bakersfield, California, where she continues to create all kinds of artwork.