Home of Sticky Icky Booger Bugs


Sherry Frith was born in Los Angeles, California, on January 16. At the age of 17 she relocated to Bakersfield, California with her parents Jerry and Kathy Marvel. She currently resides in Bakersfield, and is the Chief Financial Officer at a local concrete construction business. Her 3 boys are very energetic, atheletic, and enjoy sports. On most weekdays or weekends she can be found in the stand cheering Kyle in soccer, Kevin in football or Kory in baseball.

Sherry Frith wrote Sticky Icky Booger Bugs after her sons Kory and Kevin were diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. She wanted to give them a gift and an explanation for what they were being faced with in terms both could understand. Keeping the sticky icky booger bugs away became an important daily routine that keeps the disease under control and her boys out of the hospital. After being diagnosed in 2010 with a rare genetic heart condition, her future was unknown. She made the decision to leave something for her boys, and the book unfolded with the help from illustrations by her neighbor Carol, whose grandson is also in the book. Kory’s story lets him and other children with medical routines know that they are loved.


Caroll Newell Walter was born in Chicago, Illinois, but spent most of her childhood in Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Mumford High School and majored in Fine Arts at Wayne State University. After she and her husband, Gordon, married, they moved to California where Carol worked for an advertising agency and then for Montgomery Wards in their ad layout department.

When their two children were born, Carol became a stay at home mom, but continued to do free lance art. She designed business cards, letterheads, portraits of animals, and children. She continued her education receiving her B.A. and Teaching Credential from California State University Bakersfield.

The Walter's raise and show Arabian Horses, Borzoi, and a bossy Corgi. They have quite a collections of other animals at their small ranch outside of Bakersfield.

Now retired after 27 years of teaching, Carol continues to enjoy creating all kinds of artwork. She does pen and ink sketches, acrylic and oil paintings, pastels, paper mache', simulated stained glass, fabric painting, and wood burned designs on goards. Her favorite subjects are animals, children, and American Indian Art.

Carol and her husband, Gordon keep very busy entertaining friends and enjoying their grandson's Michael, Cody, Sully, and Caelum.

SIBB original cover by illustrator Carol Newell Walter

Carol Newell-Walter photo's are of two goards that she hand crafted.