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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 4, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
Once there was a boy who sneezed so hard, he forgot his own name. Then he sneezed again, and he forgot where he was, and who his mom was, and a whole bunch of other important stuff. Pretty soon he’d sneezed out everything he learned the entire year. ACHOO! . . . and spelling, math, and all the U.S. presidents came flying out of his nose. And things just got worse from there. . . .
     Humorous, understated text and outrageous, vividly colored illustrations tell how the boy gets everything he’s forgotten back into his head where it belongs, making for a tale that is truly sneezesational.

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User Review  - AmandaLK - LibraryThing

This is a funny fantasy about a little boy who sneezed so hard, he forgot his name, what his mom looked like, and a whole lot of other interesting things he'd rather keep knowing. A fun book for a classroom library. Read full review


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What might happen if a sneeze is too powerful? One young boy finds out in this imaginative tale. While grocery shopping with his mom, an attack of sneezes hits. With each "achoo," the boy loses more ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Deb Lucke once sneezed so hard she forgot her own name . . . but only for a second. She is also the author-illustrator of The Boy Who Wouldn’t Swim and other books, and lives in upstate New York. Visit her at

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