Do you have students in your class that pick their nose? And what do they do with it? Well, I have the book for you!
Yep! You read that right! I am going to tell you about a funny, yet serious book today all about boogers! When I saw it in my guidance counselor's office, I just couldn't pass up the opportunity! So are you ready for another...
I Am a Booger... Treat Me With Respect! by Julia Cook.
Julia Cook writes the story from the perspective of a booger named Boogie. Boogie gives the reader information of what it is made of. I did not realize it was really just a bunch of dirt, gross! So, right there, we should leave them alone! Boogie does give the reader ways to get rid of them without being so disgusting. He does tell us to use a "booger ghost", a tissue wrapped around the finger.
Boogie also reminds the reader that boogers serve an important purpose. They keep germs out of our nose! Again, a great persuasive stance to treating boogers with respect! I am always looking for great books that persuade the reader to do something, and this one fits the bill! How perfect when teaching a unit on author's purpose!
This book will be perfect to read this time of year when the kids are sneezing and stopped up. Allergies are in full swing, and everyone is full of "snot". To help with health issues, this book could be read and discussed to help students deal with snot and boogers. And, students of all ages will relate to it. Our guidance counselor is even going to read it to the sixth graders, who will be howling laughing!
So, if you get a chance, check out this fun book by Julia Cook: I Am a Booger... Treat Me With Respect! You won't regret it!