“I’m Bored”

Just when a little girl thinks she couldn’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 isn’t going to let a vegetable tell her what’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 interested …

1. WATCH and LISTEN to Michael Ian Black read “I’m Bored,” illustrated by Debbbie Ohi: 

  1. Do an activity (or two!) to extend learning:
  • LEARN – Choose one of the activities from the Teachers Guide on the illustrator’s
    website: www.debbieohi.com/bored  or go to the print-ready activity sheets www.debbieohi.com/im-bored-activity-pages.
  • DRAW- At the end of the video, Debbie Ohi draws “emotional potatoes.” Can you draw your
    own face looking happy? Sad? Scared? Bored?  
  • FIND MORE – Can you go to the library’s Overdrive page and find another picture book with a squirrel in it? Click here for a shortcut to our Overdrive site.  You can put the word “squirrel” or “squirrels” in the search box to find eBooks with squirrels mentioned! Can you find some Scaredy Squirrel books? 

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