BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: I’m Sorry by Michael Ian Black

TITLE: I’m Sorry

AUTHOR: Michael Ian Black

ILLUSTRATOR: Debbie Ridpath Ohi

PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 2021

SYNOPSIS: Potato is very sorry. He didn’t mean to say those mean things and hurt Flamingo’s feelings.

But…saying sorry is hard.

It’s the hardest thing he’s ever had to do.

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : Micheal Ian Black’s I’M BORED, illustrated by my friend, Debbie Redpath Ohi is one of my favorite picture books. When I found out Debbie illustrated I’M SORRY, about a talking potato and his friend, Flamingo, I was eager to read it. Mr. Black has a wonderful way of infusing humor and personality into the most unique characters. Young readers will be able to relate to Potato feeling so sorry because he said some things to his friend Flamingo and now wishes he could take it all back. Apologizing to save a friendship can be hard and scary. I’M SORRY is a wonderful book to show children doing the right thing can be frightening sometimes, but sure worth it in the end! A great addition to any library!

RATING: *****5 Stars *****


1 star…probably not worth your time.

2 stars…there are some things to like, but could elements have been stronger.

3 stars…this story will appeal to some readers but others might find it lacking something.

4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.

5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!


“Eight-year-old Hailey loved wearing hats! She had a special hat for almost every adventure of the week! But what happens when she runs out of hats? Who will she be then?

HAILEY’S HATS celebrates one child’s imagination, while challenging ALL children to take another look in the mirror to see the fabulous person looking back at them!

***Ebook on sale now for $2.99! Softcover also available! (***

Hybrid published 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 flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.

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LinkedIn: Donna L Martin/Story Catcher Publishing

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P O Box 27788

Knoxville, Tn 37927

2 thoughts on “BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: I’m Sorry by Michael Ian Black

    • I have been friends with Debbie Ohi for years. I love her illustration style. I have her book, I’M BORED, also written by Michael Ian Black. They make a great team!

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!


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