Please Don’t Eat Your Boogers

Please Don’t Eat Your Boogers

This book was created to help get across some common toddler behavioral issues like nose picking, sharing and chewing on stuff. Please Don’t Eat your Boogers is a tongue in cheek rhyming book with funny lessons and amusing illustrations that you and your child will laugh at and enjoy.

8/13/11 a new edition was uploaded in response to format issues and concerns about punctuation. I would like to thank everyone for their input below. I have taken it to heart and made several changes.

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  1. 20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Typos? Grammatical errors?, June 24, 2011
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    C. Ott
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    I just got a Kindle and I’m new to this experience, and I was looking for a few quick stories for my toddler. I thought this one looked cute, but found it difficult to read to my son because it’s got more than a few typos/grammatical errors/missing punctuation. I hope the author tidies up the text (there’s not THAT much of it, so it shouldn’t be too hard!) for the next version. Otherwise cute, and my 2-year old likes it.

    ***August 12, 2011 UPDATE*** I just received notice that a new version was available, with typos corrected, and I was excited. I believe in the power of creativity and like to see people successfully pursue their dreams, and so I feel badly to point out problems, but the typos were, and, sadly, still ARE, very distracting. On one hand, that this book could get published and distributed with these troubling issues is proof that willpower and drive are fantastic forces. On the other, it’s sad that other forms of the written word are failing, while error-laden pieces like this crowd the marketplace.

    I’m not longer sure if “typo” is the correct word to describe the issues with the story. It could be that the author does not have a grasp of grammar. I mean that with the deepest compassion. And, it’s my hope that the erroneous parts of the book will be corrected so the author can truly succeed. My edition doesn’t have page numbers, and the percentages seem to change as I click through the story, so I’ll try to make it clear where the problems are. They start out reasonably minor (yet distracting), and get worse as the story progresses.

    – Throughout: the open quotation looks like a closed quotation mark, but I think that’s a nuance of that particular typeface.
    – In the “Mr. Woogers” section: uncertain if there’s a space between the period of Mr. and the surname “Woogers” throughout this part.
    – Throughout: a period would be more appropriate between many of the statements, which I’ve mentioned below. For instance, in the Woogers part: “Mr. Woogers picked his boogers (INSERT PERIOD). Now he doesn’t…”
    – “Mr. Hair (INSERT COMMA) that is not very nice…”
    – “Please don’t hit (INSERT PERIOD). Please don’t bite (INSERT PERIOD). (CAPITALIZE INITIAL LETTER) It is much nicer to share.”
    – “Mr. Munch chews on stuff (INSERT PERIOD)…and on his clothes (INSERT PERIOD). It is even in his hair.”
    – “Mr. Munch, (INSERT COMMA) don’t chew on stuff. (PERIOD) Have an apple instead.”
    – “Mrs. Snail pull her DOG’S (possessive, not plural)(PERIOD). It makes him very sad.”
    – “Stop, (COMMA) Mrs. Snail. (PERIOD) Don’t pull his tail. (PERIOD) It makes him very sad. …him treats (PERIOD). …”
    – “Mr. Fabby is very grabby (PERIOD). He yanks stuff from PEOPLE’S (POSSESSIVE) hands.”
    – PERIOD AFTER “don’t be so grabby.”
    – Little Linny is very whiny (PERIOD). He cries……don’t whine and cry (PERIOD). Just find something…”
    – Mr. Wottle: “You are TOO (NOT ‘TO’) big to drink that way.”
    – Mr. Tate: “stay up late (PERIOD). He doesn’t like to… You are sleepy, (INSERT COMMA) Mr. Tate (PERIOD). It is much TOO (NOT ‘TO’) late…”
    – STRAIGHT up his wall (NOT ‘STRAIT’).
    – AFRAID he might fall (NOT ‘AFFRAID’). “and swept him down (PERIOD). He landed…”
    – “Now go to sleep (INSERT COMMA), little boy (INSERT PERIOD). YOU’RE (a contraction for ‘you are;’ YOUR is possessive)…” “jump and run (INSERT PERIOD). We will play…”

    I know this must seem cruel, but I promise it isn’t. I admire the drive of the author, and think it’s great that he (she?) has written these stories and made it this far. With just a wee bit more copyediting, this story will really shine. Best of luck.

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  2. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    gets the point across, March 10, 2012
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    grammy

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    This review is from: Please Don’t Eat Your Boogers (Kindle Edition)
    Anytime you talk about boogers, kids will laugh. I got this book for my grandchildren. They all have hung close by me while I read it to them. They laughed and talked about each character and his habit. They had fun saying who they know that does the same thing, whether it be picking/eating/wiping boogers, slobbering and chewing on clothing, crying and whining if they don’t get their way, grabbing toys, not sharing, pinching cats and dogs or picking them up by their tails, etc. I thought my class at school would like this book as well. So I read it as a read-aloud shared reading, and they loved it. My grandchildren, all under 5 years old want me to read it over and over again. Great book, short and easy for preschoolers to understand. It’s very inexpensive and worth every giggle.

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  3. 4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    My kid loves it; I cringe thinking about the rhyming, foot and meter., September 8, 2011
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    My daughter asked me to read this five times.
    Alas, I only read it to her twice.
    The foot and meter of the book don’t work.
    The author’s rhyme and meter don’t sound nice.

    “I’m a poet and I didn’t even know I was one of those!”

    Enough of that 😉

    There are parts of the book that seem to rhyme. There are parts that seem as though the author thinks words rhyme, but they don’t. There are parts that seem as though the author decided to purposefully NOT rhyme, though as a children’s book that seems to be almost poetry, these are strange decisions. It’s almost as though the author and editor have an inside joke that not rhyming and constantly changing the meter of the piece is really funny. HAHAHA. I don’t get it.

    It’s a little hard to read, though the messages to Mr. Woogers, et al, are clearly things to be taught to kids. I bought this book because I want my daughter to stop eating boogers. Hopefully these two reads plus whatever will to read my wife (who has a graduate degree in English) can muster will be sufficient to help my daughter kick her nasty habit.

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