Book Talk Thursday ~ I'm a Booger

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...
 Like I said, today's book is all about boogers ~ a super hot topic among boys!  If they are not talking about them, well....we won't even go there!  The book for tonight is I Am a Booger... Treat Me With Respect! by Julia Cook.
This book had me laughing out loud about some serious business!  When I first picked it up, I really thought, "Oh my!  What in the world is this going to be about?"  After reading it, I realized that every child should read it or have it read to them.

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!
So, how do you handle students who do odd things with their boogers?  


  1. Sounds like a book my 8 year old would love! Great for Captain Underpants fans. Thanks! :)
    I'm Lovin Lit

  2. I think students everywhere would love this book! So many of them need it too. :)
    Conversations in Literacy

  3. As soon as I read your post, I ordered a copy. My copy arrived yesterday!!! I was so excited. I showed it to my 8 year old and he was excited to read it. After he finished reading it, he says, "Hey, Mom! That's a great book! It would be good to read to your students who do it!"
    Mission accomplished.
    Thank you for sharing.

    1. I am so glad that he enjoyed it! It is quite a fun book for kids to read and hear. Thanks for letting me know how much he liked it!



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