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

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I'M BORED Video Library

 (Also see: A Young Reader's Guide To How I'M BORED Was Created and Sketching NAKED! in 30 seconds)

VIDEO: I'M BORED Illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi draws the Potato in 1 min, 11 seconds

Related resources:

Tips and Activities for Young Illustrators: includes tips from Debbie as well as activity sheets and links to other online advice for aspiring young artists.

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I'm Bored Music Video (inspired by the new picture book from Simon & Schuster BFYR) from debsanderrol on Vimeo.

Related resources:

Mr. Schu Reads: I'M BORED Book Trailer, Interview with Zoe & How The I'm Bored Book Video Was Made

Videos made by other people

Above: Check out this fantastic reading of I'M BORED by a 3-year-old and two 4-year-olds!


See the full blog post by Mandy Yates to read about how to use humor to hook young readers.