Early Lit Bits: Book Review — “I’m Bored”

I’m Bored by Michael Ian Black

The cover of this new picture book says it all! If ever your child has uttered these words, this book will remind them of all of the wonderful things he or she can do. In this story, a bored little girl tries to impress a potato by showing it how to play pirates, climb a mountain of laundry and do cartwheels. The pictures help tell the story, showing the reader that this little girl is anything but boring. The ending of the book will leave you laughing and never again will you have the “I’m bored” conversation without including a potato.

As you read and laugh together, talk about what amazing things your child can do. You could even make a list of great ways to play when the winter blahs begin appearing. Imaginative play builds storytelling skills, which is a wonderful way to get your child ready to read!



This article originally appeared in our Early Lit Bits eNewsletter. Read the most recent issue online or sign up to receive this monthly update highlighting early literacy tips and resources for parents and caregivers.


Written by Sheri


Sheri is the Kent District Library ILS & Electronic Resources Coordinator. She loves KDL’s eBook collection and her NOOK because they allow her to fit a whole stack of books in her purse to take with her wherever she goes.

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