BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Debbie Ridpath Ohi



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Title: I’m Bored

Author: Michael Ian Black

Illustrator: Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Ages 4-8


“I’m bored.
Bored. Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.
I’m so BORED!
Hey! A potato! A potato?”




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!


**Rating scale**

5 out of 5…grab it!
4 out of 5…think about it.
3 out of 5…take or leave it.
2 out of 5…maybe not for you.
1 out of 5…forget about it!


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International best selling, award winning author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna is a BOOK NOOK REVIEWS host providing the latest book reviews on all genres of children’s books, and the host of WRITERLY WISDOM, a resource series for writers. Donna is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. She is a lover of dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection. Donna’s latest book, My Journey, My Journal, is scheduled to be released by Expert Insights Publishing in the Fall 2018.



Donna L

Hybrid award winning author; aspiring sketch artist; and 4th Degree Senior Certified Taekwondo Instructor. Host of BOOK NOOK REVIEWS. Member of SCBWI. Mom to fabulous son and adventurer delving into the tricky world of indie-publishing.

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