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I'm Bored: 02/04/20

I'm Bored

I'm Bored by Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi is the first picture book in what's currently a three book series. It starts with a girl on her own and she's bored. During her initial frustration at having nothing to do, she finds a talking potato who declares she is boring.

The rest of the picture book, save for a final two page gag, is the girl doing her best to prove to the potato that she isn't boring. It involves a lot of make believe with Debbie Ridpath Ohi's illustrations providing the details of what she's doing or pretending.

Girls and potatoes, though, are fundamentally different. The potato just isn't interested in the sort of activities a human child is. The potato is also thoroughly convinced that the only interesting thing would be a flamingo.

Flamingo saying 'I'm bored' to a worried potato

The flamingo though....

Four stars

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