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New York Times Notable Children's Book *

* Junior Library Guild Selection *

What the press is saying about I'M BORED:

"Sometimes a picture book gets it just right...Inspiring and stimulating, it's a must-see picture book, particularly if you're a teacher or librarian looking for good story-time reads." - Julie Danielson, Kirkus Reviews blog.

"Black (A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea) keeps this simple concept funny all the way through its final, LOL zinger. Debut illustrator Ohi’s minimalist, scraggly digital drawings are anything but boring, and speak volumes about irritation, desperation, and disdain." - Publishers Weekly(starred review)

"...Beautifully written by Michael Ian Black and gorgeously illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi...It has the courage to go unfashionably old-school and suggest that our imagination, not our gadgets, is the only cure [for boredom]"...Both the writing and the illustrations are fearless." - The Globe & Mail

*** Also available: TEACHER'S GUIDE for I'm Bored

Written by Michael Ian Black
Illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

For ages: 3-8 | Sept/2012
Hardcover, 40 pages (also available in digital format)
ISBN-10: 1442414030 | ISBN-13: 9781442414037

Online retailers where you can buy I'M BORED

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***Recent updates: July 9, 2014 - My letter to the British Potato Council and their fun responseTeachers & librarians: win a free Skype visit from the illustratorCanine boredom comic from Mandy YatesAdorable I'M BORED reading from 3- and 4-year-oldsFree I'M BORED Teacher's Guide (Kindergarten through Grade 5) now available!