I'm Bored

By Michael Ian Black; Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Illustrator)
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781442414037, 40pp.)

Publication Date: September 4, 2012

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There is NOTHING boring about being a kid, but one little girl is going to have to prove it in this anything-but-boring picture book from comedian Michael Ian Black.

Just when a little girl thinks she couldn’t possibly be more bored, she stumbles upon a potato who turns the tables on her by declaring that children are boring. But this girl isn’t going to let a vegetable tell her what’s what, so she sets out to show the unimpressed potato all the amazing things kids can do. Too bad the potato is anything but interested….
This tongue-in-cheek twist on a familiar topic is sure to entertain anyone who’s ever been bored—or had to hear about someone else being bored—and is filled with comedian Michael Ian Black’s trademark dry wit, accompanied by charismatic illustrations from newcomer Debbie Ridpath Ohi.

About the Author
Michael Ian Black is a writer, comedian, and actor who has created and starred in many television series, including "Michael and Michael Have Issues", " Stella", and "The State. "He also starred in the NBC television show "Ed "and on VH1's "I Love The... "series. He wrote the screenplay for the film "Run, Fatboy, Run "and wrote and directed the film "Wedding Daze. "Michael regularly tours the country as a stand-up comedian and is the bestselling author of the book "My Custom Van (and 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays That Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face) "and the children's books "Chicken Cheeks", " The Purple Kangaroo", " A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea", " I'm Bored", " Naked!", and "Cock-a-Doodle-Doo-Bop". Michael lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.

Debbie Ridpath Ohi writes and illustrates books for young people. "Where Are My Books?", the first book that Debbie has written as well as illustrated, launches in 2015 from Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers. Her illustrations also appear in picture books "Sea-Monkey and Bob" (written by Aaron Reynolds, 2015), "I'm Bored "("New York Times" Notable Book, written by Michael Ian Black) and "Naked!" (also written by Michael Ian Black, 2015), as well as ten Judy Blume chapter books and middle grade titles reissued by Atheneum/Simon & Schuster. For more info, visit DebbieOhi.com or @inkyelbows on Twitter.
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