Author: Michael Ian Black
Illustrator: Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Year of publications: 2012
Readership.Young readers of all ages
A bored child explains to a potato why kids are not boring. I found great delight in this story and smiled at every turn of the page. I chuckled and I read it to my adult son then gave it to another grown son and we all giggled and thought it was cute and fun. I read it aloud and imagined the voice of the potato as dry and monotone. I am still chuckling and recommending it to all my young parenting friends.
illustrations : This is delightful. The images made me smile with every page I turned. Debbie Ridpath Ohi has captured the essence of boredom and imagination and my admiration for this simple and effective art.
This is a witty and delightful book and will entertain both reader and audience. I love the way the artist has used every page to fully demonstrate the boredom of the main character and the growing insistence that "kids can do anything".