Friday, November 16, 2012

I'm Bored

I'm Bored
by Michael Ian Black, illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Simon and Schuster, 2012. Unpaged.  Picture Book.

     The little girl who is our hero is bored out of her gourd. "Blaaaaaaaaaaah.  I'm so BORED!" Then she meets a potato who is even more bored (and boring) than she is. He likes flamingos, but there aren't any around, and the potato hates hanging around with kids because they are boring. Our little girl shows him all the reasons kids aren't boring: they can turn cartwheels, skip, spin in circles, walk on their hands, pretend to be fairy princesses.  The potato remains unimpressed, so the little girl stomps off.  Enter a flamingo. A delightful story of all the reasons why kids don't really have any excuse for being bored anymore than their grown-ups do.

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