Debbie Ridpath Ohi reads, writes and illustrates for young people. Every few weeks, she shares new art, writing and resources; subscribe below. Browse the archives here.

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What people are saying about I'M BORED:

"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


I'm Bored Bonus Page
I'm Worried
Broken Crayon Series

I'M BORED voted as YouDecide! pick by first-graders at A. Blair McPherson School


Teachers and Librarians: Tell me how your students enjoyed I'M BORED and you may win a free Skype visit


Canine boredom comic from Mandy Yates

Love this comic from children's author and teacher Mandy Yates:




A wonderful reading of I'M BORED by a 3-year-old and two 4-year-olds

Thanks to my friend Stephen Conway for sharing this video of his nieces and nephew reading I'M BORED. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH.


Just added: I'm Bored-themed Hanukkah card (for use with any book gift)


Inspired by the mentioned of I'm Bored in the Toronto Star's Hanukkah Gift-Giving Guide, I've created this special Hanukkah-themed gift card, and have included a b&w version in case young readers want to color the image themselves.

Feel free to use this gift card with any book gift, not just I'm Bored.

Click on either image for the full PDF.

You can browse a wide range of other I'M BORED-themed gift cards, with snarky and snark-free options, in the I'M BORED gift card section of the Bonus Page.

Thanks to my friend Alice Ching-Chew for the heads-up re: Toronto Star article!


I'M BORED listed in Toronto Star's Hanukkah gift-giving guide

Photo: Janos Pataki.

Thanks to Amy Pataki for including I'M BORED in her Hanukkah gift-giving guide article in The Toronto Star.


Just added: print-ready I'M BORED Thanksgiving activity sheet and greeting cards

I've just added some I'M BORED Thanksgiving-themed print-ready greeting cards, with a b&w option as well as one with no speech bubble, in case young readers wish to add their own caption or just color the drawing without an speech bubble.

Click on any thumbnail below for print-ready PDF. 


I've also added a print-ready I'M BORED Thanksgiving-themed activity sheet to the Activity Sheets Page, which young readers can write or draw what they're grateful for (click image for full PDF):



I'M BORED: The Sequel :-)

Thanks SO much to a certain local Toronto school for sending me this fantastic sequel to I'M BORED, packed with illustrated ideas about how NOT to be bored. Some samples:


Nick The Therapy Dog With I'M BORED


Thanks to Debbie Gates for this photo of Nick with I'M BORED. Nick is a therapy dog with Paws and Think ( Once a month, kids get to read to Nick as part of a reading program at Pendleton Community Public Library ( In the photo above, Nick is patiently waiting for the children to arrive.

You can see other pics in the I'M BORED IN THE WILD reader gallery on Pinterest.


Interview with I'M BORED narrator, Cassandra Morris