**This week's BOOK NOOK REVIEWS shines a spotlight on great books provided by some of the authors participating in my annual FREE AUTHOR PROMOTION event held each May in my city. Help support these new and established authors by checking out their books!***
Title: I'm Bored
Author: Michael Ian Black
Illustrator: Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
I'm so BORED!
Hey! A potato! A potato?"
Synopsis: Being a kid can be boring sometimes. That is, until a potato comes along and agrees. Then it's one little girl's mission to show that old spud there is NOTHING boring about being a kid!
Why you should read it: While I wondered at first if this picture book would keep my attention, I found Mr. Black's engaging story reminding me a child's endless possibilities for fun are only limited by their imagination. But it is the fabulous illustrations of the talented Ms. Ohi which invited me to join in! I love the expressions on the little girl's face as she tries to convince a potato there is more to being a kid than he realizes. Kids of all ages will enjoy the surprise ending to this book.
Like-O-Meter Rating: 5 out of 5...Grab it!