Thursday, August 1, 2013
Author: Michael Ian Black
Illustrator: Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Year: 2012
Location: Knox County Public Library- Lawson McGhee
Awards: Publisher's Weekly starred review, NYT Notable
Summary: A girl dramatically proclaims her boredom until a potato shows up. The potato is bored too. The girl tries all kind of scenarios to prove to the potato that she's fun, but the potato continues to claim boredom.The illustrations are fun drawings on a wide expanse of white background, and the playfulness of the font adds to the story. As the girl uses her imagination, the illustrations become more detailed until finally the girl loses her patience with the cranky potato.
Classroom Ideas: This is a great treatise on the power of imagination and would pair well with HELLO! hello!