The Bored Book (Hardcover)

By David Michael Slater, Doug Keith (Illustrator)

Simply Read Books, 9781897476192, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 22, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/24/2017)

List Price: 16.95*
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A brother and sister are bored and irritated visiting their grandfather. There's no TV, no video games or computers only books Sent by their grandfather into the attic, they discover a dusty volume that is unlike all the others. When they open it, it expands into a giant map. As the map grows larger and larger, filling the attic, the children fall into adventures that take them all over the world, face to face with sharks, pirates, knights, even an abominable snowman. Suddenly their visit is anything but boring The Bored Book uses stunning illustrations, with no text, to remind youngsters of the unique adventures to be found in books.

About the Author

David Slater teaches middle school in Portland, Oregon, where he lives with his wife and son. David writes for children, teens and adults.

Doug Keith has worked on a wide range of projects including more than forty illustrated books, a series of popular alphabet posters and numerous fine art commissions. Doug's honors include an Emmy Award for graphic design, an Award of Excellence from the Society of Newspaper Design and several Publishers Marketing Association (Ben Franklin) Awards for picture book illustration.