It seems that every school has that “weird kid” — you know, the one who is always marching to the beat of his own drum, head always in the clouds, never wanting to play by the rules. If you’ve never been that kid or friends with that kid, you might just think they are trouble. But did you know that they can grow up to be successful people?
William Joyce is one of those people. Once deemed “most challenging student” by his principal, he grew up to be an author-illustrator and award-winning filmmaker. Our app pick for today, Billy’s Booger, is his memoir that chronicles the beginning of his journey to become the celebrated creator he is today. It follows his fourth-grade self as he made his very first book
Young William (“Billy” in the book) is an energetic fourth grader whose wild imagination often lands him in trouble. Encouraged by his teachers, Billy enters a competition to see who can create the best kid’s book. He gets right to work, researching about all sorts of topics from meteor to mucus. He eventually creates “Billy’s Booger”, an illustrated book about a supercharged snot with super math powers.Read More