I am a Booger, Treat Me with Respect

A Picture Book About Health and Hygiene


SKU: A145-Net

Teaching Children Health and Hygiene.

Boogie the booger teaches little pickers and flickers the healthy way to blow their nose using a Booger Ghost. Boogie knows that most people think that he’s gross, and some people even call him a snot. But he doesn’t feel bad because he does great things! He keeps us from getting sick! He’s a true defender and JUST asking for just a little respect.

Written by Julia Cook
Illustrated by Carson Cook
Paperback ISBN 9781931636582
Grades PK-3
32 pages
Release Date October 1, 2010

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National Center for Youth Issues

Julia Cook, M.S. is a award-winning children’s author, counselor, and parenting expert. She has presented in thousands of schools and speaks at education and counseling conferences nationally and internationally. Julia has published almost one hundred children’s books on a wide range of character and social development topics, and regularly contributes to print and television media about these topics. The goal behind Cook’s work is to actively involve young people in fun, memorable stories and teach them to become lifelong problem-solvers. Inspiration for her books comes from working with children and carefully listening to counselors, parents, and teachers, in order to stay on top of needs in the classroom and at home. Cook has the innate ability to enter the worldview of a child through storybooks, giving children both the “what to say” and the “how to say it.”

As an educator, a parent, and an incredibly creative children’s book author, Julia Cook proves once again that she clearly knows how to pick her topics. This time around, the subject of her scrutiny is none other than the disrespectful treatment of boogers. The strong undertones of good hygiene and infection control are well-disguised by her humor, the hilarious illustrations, and a few well-placed tissues. This book is sure to put boogers in their rightful place and make everyone who reads it laugh out loud!

Laura Jana, MD
Pediatrician, American Academy of Pediatrics – Steering Committee Member

Who knew that boogers would command so much respect? This delightful book is certain to entertain children and educate them about an important bodily defense against illness.

Lisa Saiman, MD, MPH
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Columbia University and Hospital Epidemiologist, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian
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