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Sherry Frith 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 with 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.
I was given the opportunity to review the book Sticky Icky Booger Bugs by Sherry Frith recently. I was very eager to receive the book to read to my four year old son. The book talks about cystic fibrosis and tells the tale of a young boy's battle with it as he attempts to avoid the hospital. His name is Kory and he is just like any other kid his age. He plays soccer, explores the neighborhood and loves recess. It explains how with every sneeze, puff, and cough how Kory keeps the sticky icky booger bugs away so he can have fun each and every day!
This book is perfect for ages 0-7. It really opened my eyes to a lot of things about cystic fibrosis. I had no idea that 30,000 children are diagnosed each year and are battling it. There is also no cure for this progressive disease. This book really breaks this down to young children and allows them to see that although other kids may be different than you in someway you are all the same. It was illustrated to us clearly and through the words we were able to understand Kory's day to day activities and that he really is just like any other child!
My son loved reading this book as well as looking at the pictures. It is a great book to read to little ones. I highly recommend this book! Perfect read aloud book for at school as well.