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For ages: 3-8 | Sept/2012
Hardcover, 40 pages (also available in digital format)
ISBN-10: 1442414030 | ISBN-13: 9781442414037
SYNOPSIS: "Just when a little girl thinks she couldn’t possibly be more bored, she stumbles upon a potato who turns the tables on her by declaring that children are boring. But this girl isn’t going to let a vegetable tell her what’s what, so she sets out to show the unimpressed potato all the amazing things kids can do. Too bad the potato is anything but interested…"
PRESS AND HONORS:
Winner of March Madness Kindergarten/1st Grade Award, voted on by kindergarten and first grade students
Nominated for the 2014-2015 Minnesota Star Of The North Picture Book Award
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
***Recent updates: November 11, 2014 - Michael Ian Black answers a 2nd-grader's question about the Potato - My letter to the British Potato Council and their fun response - Teachers & librarians: win a free Skype visit from the illustrator - Canine boredom comic from Mandy Yates - Adorable I'M BORED reading from 3- and 4-year-olds, Free I'M BORED Teacher's Guide (Kindergarten through Grade 5) now available!