Children gain understanding of Cystic Fibrosis Through New Picture Book Sticky Icky Booger Bugs

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Sticky Icky Booger Bugs, by Sherry Frith, is a new picture book, published by Archway, that helps children ages 0 - 7 understand cystic fibrosis.

Sherry wrote Sticky Icky Booger Bugs after her sons, Kory and Kevin, were diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease in which mucus clogs the lungs and prevents food from being digested. She wanted to explain aspects of the disorder using words and helpful illustrations they could understand.

Sticky Icky Booger Bugs is the tale of a boy's battle with cystic fibrosis as he attempts to avoid the hospital. The main character is Kory, who is just like any other kid. He loves recess, playing soccer, and exploring his neighborhood with his best friend. The book shows how with every puff, cough, and sneeze, Kory keeps the sticky icky booger bugs away so he can have fun every day.

Sticky Icky Booger Bugs is available for sale on Amazon:

Sherry currently resides in Bakersfield, CA, with her sons-Kyle, Kevin, and Kory. She has two upcoming book signings in Bakersfield:

Sherry will be signing books on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 6:30PM at the 1st Annual Evening at the Art Museum Cocktail Mixer honoring children and adults with cystic fibrosis. For more information, visit

On Saturday, September 21, 2013, Sherry will be signing books at Russo's Books from 1:00 - 3:00PM. For more information, visit

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