The I’M…. picture books (I’m Bored, I’m Sad, I’m Worried and I’m Sorry) are written by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers. The series features a girl, a flamingo and a potato who explore their emotions.
HOW SOME EDUCATORS AND LIBRARIANS ARE USING THESE BOOKS WITH YOUNG READERS:
Tina Cho uses I’M SORRY with young readers and asks questions like “Have you ever felt hurt like Flamingo? Tell us about it” as well as role-playing. Find out more in her Teachers | Books | Readers blog post.
Andrea Mack uses I’M WORRIED with her kindergarten students to talk about emotions. Read her blog post suggesting activities (Drawn & Write, STEM, STEAM) and discussion topics.
Margaret Hale uses the books in her 1st grade potato unit. “These books are a highlight of my 1st grade potato unit. You can teach EVERYTHING using potatoes, including science, math, graphing, art, and social emotional skills!”
Are you an educator or librarian with other blog posts or ideas? Please let me know!
Debbie is still moving bonus info to her new site, but you can access the old I’M…Books bonus page. On the new site so far: How The I’M…. picture books were created ~ How I’M BORED Was Created – Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4. You can also find educator guides, activity sheets, print-ready posters and more at Debbie’s Resources page.
Click on any of the covers below for more information about that title.