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Kids Fiction
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
3.0

Booger on the Loose!

RUNAWAY BOOGER is a story of—you guessed it—an out-of-control booger. Brother, Sister, and Dad are left home to fend for themselves, and upon leaving Mom reminds them that they shouldn’t pick their noses, and they shouldn’t play ball in the house. Mom is barely out the door before noses are being picked, and the resulting boogers soon become large enough to use in a game of catch.

The story proceeds to follow the humongous booger as it crashes through a window and wreaks havoc in town. Fortunately, Mom steps in and saves the day before the icky green boulder of nose goo does any serious damage.

The target audience for this picture book is ages 4 to 8, and it will find plenty of love in that crowd. Parents and teachers may be grossed out—particularly by the “booger glossary” at the beginning of the book—and the book inspired the two-year-olds to whom I was reading it to start picking their noses pretty furiously, so it could be called inspirational!

My thanks to the publisher and YA Books Central for a copy of the book in exchange for my unbiased review.

Good Points
Great appeal to its intended age group

An entertaining (but gross) Booger Glossary
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