The Secret Life of Boogers by Mariona Tolosa Sisteré

81wmpTOP1tL._AC_UY218_The Secret Life of Boogers by Mariona Tolosa Sisteré. Sourcebooks, 2020. 9781728209555

Format: ARC (available 10/20)

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

What did you like about the book? Adorable little green booger people populate this funny and informative non fiction book on mucus. Although, the word “booger” is freely used, the accompanying information is clearly presented using correct terminology. I especially like the cartoon children (of diverse skin colors) shown in various poses interacting with their snot. It’s playful but not flip. There is even advice or how to sneeze, blow your nose and unclog your sinuses. A ten-question true-or-false quiz tests the reader’s knowledge, and answers are at the end. An entertaining and informative title to serve as introduction to understanding mucus.

Anything you didn’t like about it? It lacks a bibliography.

To whom would you recommend this book? Offer this to curious nose-pickers, ages 5 and up.

Who should buy this book? Elementary school and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ? 611

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? I don’t see why snot …

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

Date of review: April 26, 2020

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