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andlt;b andgt;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.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Just when a little girl thinks she couldnand#8217;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 isnand#8217;t going to let a vegetable tell her whatand#8217;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 interestedand#8230;.andlt;BRandgt;This tongue-in-cheek twist on a familiar topic is sure to entertain anyone whoand#8217;s ever been boredand#8212;or had to hear about someone else being boredand#8212;and is filled with comedian Michael Ian Blackand#8217;s trademark dry wit, accompanied by charismatic illustrations from newcomer Debbie Ridpath Ohi.

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"It looks to be the ultimate ennui smackdown: a bored-out-of-her-gourd kid vs. an equally jaded potato. Then the potato accuses the girl of being the source of its boredom. 'What are you talking about?' demands the feisty pigtailed human. 'Kids are fun!' 'Prove it,' says the potato. And almost as fast as you can say 'reverse psychology,' the girl shows that she is in fact a wellspring of fun: playing games, doing 'ninja kicks' and other acrobatics, turning ordinary objects into fantastic props (an overturned laundry basket becomes a snow-capped mountain in her imagination), and engaging in pretend play that encompasses everything from being a ballerina to... a potato. 'Boring,' responds the potato each time, before the girl storms off. But not to worry: what goes around comes around. Black (A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea) keeps this simple concept funny all the way through its final, LOL zinger. Debut illustrator Ohi's minimalist, scraggly digital drawings are anything but boring, and speak volumes about irritation, desperation, and disdain. Ages 3 — 8. Agent: Barry Goldblatt, Barry Goldblatt Literary. Illustrator's agent: Ginger Knowlton, Curtis Brown." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Michael Ian Blackandlt;/bandgt; is a writer, comedian, and actor who has created and starred in many television series, including andlt;iandgt;Michael and Michael Have Issues, Stella, andlt;/iandgt;and andlt;iandgt;The State. andlt;/iandgt;Michael regularly tours the country as a stand-up comedian and is the bestselling author of the book andlt;iandgt;My Custom Van (and 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays That Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face) andlt;/iandgt;and the childrenand#8217;s books andlt;iandgt;Chicken Cheeks, The Purple Kangaroo, A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea, andlt;/iandgt;and andlt;iandgt;Iand#8217;m Bored. andlt;/iandgt;Michael lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Debbie Ridpath Ohiandlt;/bandgt; is the illustrator of andlt;iandgt;I'm Boredandlt;/iandgt;, a picture book by Michael Ian Black. Her other published works include short nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and a nonfiction book for writers. She lives in Toronto, Canada. For more info, please visit DebbieOhi.com, and follow her on Twitter @inkyelbows.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442414037
Author:
Black, Michael Ian
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Author:
Ohi, Debbie Ridpath
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c digital (jkt: matte lam w-spot uv +
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in
Age Level:
from 3 up to 8

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "It looks to be the ultimate ennui smackdown: a bored-out-of-her-gourd kid vs. an equally jaded potato. Then the potato accuses the girl of being the source of its boredom. 'What are you talking about?' demands the feisty pigtailed human. 'Kids are fun!' 'Prove it,' says the potato. And almost as fast as you can say 'reverse psychology,' the girl shows that she is in fact a wellspring of fun: playing games, doing 'ninja kicks' and other acrobatics, turning ordinary objects into fantastic props (an overturned laundry basket becomes a snow-capped mountain in her imagination), and engaging in pretend play that encompasses everything from being a ballerina to... a potato. 'Boring,' responds the potato each time, before the girl storms off. But not to worry: what goes around comes around. Black (A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea) keeps this simple concept funny all the way through its final, LOL zinger. Debut illustrator Ohi's minimalist, scraggly digital drawings are anything but boring, and speak volumes about irritation, desperation, and disdain. Ages 3 — 8. Agent: Barry Goldblatt, Barry Goldblatt Literary. Illustrator's agent: Ginger Knowlton, Curtis Brown." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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