Saturday, September 15, 2012

I'm Bored by Black and Ohi

written by Michael Ian Black  
Illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi

What it's about:
A girl tries to prove to a potato that kids art NOT boring.

What I love:
I absolutely love the illustrations in I'm Bored!

The simple drawings of the girl and potato on a white background convey an awesome variety of facial expressions and emotions.


I also love how artfully the illustrations communicate the girl is using her imagination.

And, it's just plain funny. 
The kind of funny that got as many chuckles from my 1st graders as my 6th graders.

Only problem... the reenacting!
Some teachers are getting confused by the students now walking up to me saying "I'm Bored!"
My response, "Hey, there's a Flamingo!"

Don't miss the adorable I'm Bored Music Video:

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


  1. YAAAAAAY! I can't tell you how happy this post makes me. :-) SO wonderful to hear that your students are enjoying I'M BORED!!

    (seriously, your post just made my day)

    1. It just made MY day to see that you stopped by to comment!!! Thank you for your fabulously funny, and wonderfully illustrated book.

    2. Are you kidding? Thank YOU for posting about I'M BORED and reader reactions. I really appreciate it. :-)