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Welcome to the I'M...BOOKS  blog, where I'll be posting fun updates and news about I'm Bored, I'm Sad and I'm Worried. This picture book series is written by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by me (Debbie Ridpath Ohi), published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers. This blog replaces my old I'm Bored blog; you can still access the archives.


I'M SAD review by The Pages In-Between

Thanks to The Pages In-Between for the kind review of I'M SAD!

"This was such a great story, and I love that it teaches kids that it’s okay to be sad, and it’s okay to tell people when you are sad. Now we want the whole series!"

"We also really enjoyed the bright, colorful illustrations, and the simple dialogue. It held their attention and made it easier on mom when they want me to read it five times in a row! I think this book is perfect for kids ages 3-7 (my boys are four and they really liked it) This has become a nightstand book, so that we can read it nightly."


I'M SAD included in "10 Books To Help Foster Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, And Kindness In Your Classroom"

Thanks to K-5 Library Media Specialist, Colleen Adam, for including I'M SAD in her list of 10 Books To Help Foster Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, And Kindness In Your Classroom.


I'M SAD Book Tour report

I had SUCH a wonderful time visiting schools and bookstores on the I'M SAD book tour! You can see my posts and photos in the I'M SAD BOOK TOUR report.


Excite about speaking with young readers on our I'M SAD Book Tour!

Can't wait to speak with young readers at schools and bookstores next week! You can find more info and links on the I'M SAD Book Tour Schedule. Hope to see some of you along the way!


I'M SAD book tour brainstorming session with Michael Ian Black

Michael and I are soooooo excited about our upcoming I'M SAD book tour June 5-11! Can't wait to talk with young readers (and not-so-young readers). You can see a list of the various stops we're making, including links to public events here: I'M SAD Book Tour.