Do your kids have too much green in their diet? Are they eating more of their boogers than last night’s green vegetable at dinner?
Goober McGee has a bad habit. He eats his boogers! His older brother, Sludge, warns him that he could come down with a case of Boogeritis. Goober thinks Sludge is pulling his leg. Then one day, he wakes up, and he’s green – everywhere! Goober begins to panic. Was Sludge really right? Will he have to go to school like this? How does he get rid of it?
In the process of getting well again, Goober learns to try new foods, becomes a role model for his peers, and, most importantly, promises to never eat his boogers again.
Targeted Age Group: 7-12
Genre: Children’s Audiobooks
What was your inspiration for this book?
I wrote this book while I was working in daycare. It was the height of cold and flu season and all my two year olds were snotty and sneezing. One day I heard my co-teacher say, "Ewwww, don't eat your boogers!" And I thought "You'll turn green." I went home that night and by the end of the week I wrote the story.
Then I sat on it for a good while. It wasn't until I was taking a freelance writing course that I showed it to anyone. At the end of the semester, we had to send in a novella or a chapter of a story or a children's story as our last assignment. I got excellent feedback on it and my instructor said I should get it published. I tried a few places but nothing happened.
It was great that an adult thought it was good, but would kids like it? I took my manuscript down to the school age room (ages 4&5) and read it to them. Then I asked for feedback and they really liked it. Then someone said, "I want that book." My decision was made, I would publish it myself.
Why did you decide to produce an audiobook?
I like to give my readers options and parents are on the go with their kids all the time so I thought it would be a great way to expand my reach.
How did you choose the reader for the book and the production company?
Since it was my first audiobook, I wasn't sure if I wanted a male or female to read. Once the auditions started rolling in, I decided I wanted a female and when I heard my reader's voice I instinctively "knew" she was the right one.
As for the company, I chose ACX because it was recommended by an authorpreneur that I follow.
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