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"Read I'M BORED to children's choir last evening. They have never, ever laughed aloud so much! Reading Success!" - Twitter post by Marjorie Bowman


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Dear Parent,

Thanks so much for your interest in I'M BORED, a picture book written by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi (me), published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 2012. I'm gradually adding new content to the I'M BORED Bonus Page, so please do visit the Site Map regularly to see what's been added.

I've been tickled by the great response that this book has received since its launch, not just from publications and blogs but also parents, teachers and librarians. And the New York Times picked I'M BORED for its Notable Children's Books list!

Here is a list of content that may interest you and your child:

*NEW* I'M BORED Summer Book Club Party kit

How I'm Bored Was Created: Includes lots of photos and related activity suggestions. Older readers and adults may also be interested in the I'M BORED Scrapbook blog.

Tips & Activities For Young Writers

Tips & Activities For Young Illustrators

Potato-Focused Activities

Print-ready activity sheets for young readers.

Foster an early love of reading by starting a kids' book club

Other free, print-ready content: Bookplates and gift tags, wide range of gift cards (snarky & non-snarky options) as well as envelope template, "Turn It Off & Read A Book" poster that prints out on an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper as well as bookmarks.

I'M BORED Reader Gallery: photos of young readers, teachers, librarians, booksellers and others with the book. If you're interested in having your photo posted online, please read this info.

Videos about I'M BORED: Check out the homemade music video that a friend and I made with the help of his 7-year-old daughter, for example, or a demonstration of how I drew the Potato in I'M BORED.

How to say "I'm Bored" in other languages: Not only may you and your child find this interesting, but I've already had some parents say they've asked their children to use one of these options rather than say "I'm Bored" in English too often. :-)

Have your child's class write to me, and I'll write back (with doodles!). Here's information for your child's teacher about how to contact me

Thanks again for your interest in I'M BORED!