September 2, 2012

I'm Bored

cover image of I'm Bored
Michael Black

A very bored little girl meets a very bored potato and the two argue about their boredom - the suddenly energetic girl claims “kids are fun!” and then proceeds to prove it. She demonstrates ninja kicks, turns ordinary objects into imaginative props and pretends she’s a ballerina. The surly potato says “boring” after each display and the frustrated little girl leaves. The final playful demonstration proves they are funny and far from boring. Debut illustrator Ohi’s spare scraggly drawings are amusing as they capture the over-the-top emotions of the little girl and her talking potato friend. Ages 4-6