Billy’s Booger Storybook
You’ll want to pick this one for reality-challenged fourth graders and anyone who nose they’re weird. It’s snot your typical storybook app.
Billy’s Booger is the illustrated memoir of children’s book author William Joyce, chronicling the true story of the making of his very first book. And that book is included in this app – narrated and sound effect-ed by Joyce himself.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Billy loves to draw. He draws on books and on his homework and even on his math tests. The librarian has an idea that just might help Billy better direct his illustrative energies: a book-making contest!
Billy gets right to work, reading everything he can about meteors, mythology, space travel, and…mucus? Yep, his book is going to be about the world’s smartest booger, who stays tucked away until needed—say, to solve multiplication problems, or answer questions from the President. Billy’s sure his story is a winner. But being a winner doesn’t mean you always win. Sometimes it means being in trouble with the principal.
Richly drawn spreads by William Joyce and animated by Moonbot Studios
Turn narration and music on/off
Super boogers (they’re nothing to sneeze at)
PRAISE FOR BILLY’S BOOGER (the hard copy book, available at moonbotbooks.com):
“They say only the rarest kind of best is good enough for our kids. Well this puppy is as rare as it gets and, yes. It’s one of the best.” – School Library Journal
“This spirited memoir shows and tells what it feels like to struggle and to prevail.” – Booklist
“Zestful collage overlappings and retro-style illustration that slyly evokes old-school primers” –Kirkus
“Joyce’s recreation of an episode from his own childhood bursts with energy and warmth. “ – Publishers Weekly