So, hello world! Here I am. First video post, looking rough. If there were a “makeup” filter on IMovie I would have used it. But there isn’t. So enjoy…haha.
Today’s video blog talks about using humor to hook kids and I will be sharing one of my all time favorite picture books I’m Bored by Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ohi.
If you loved I’m Bored, you’ll be as excited as I am to check out their new book Naked, which will be on shelves next summer.
Check out Debbie’s site at http://debbieohi.com/ where she has great classroom activities, printable goodies, and other fun things that go with I'm Bored!
Some of Michael Ian Black's other books for children are listed below. (One of my favorites of his is The Purple Kangaroo.)
I’m Bored was published by Simon and Schuster in 2012.
As a reading specialist, I've compiled lists over the years of hilarious books for kids. Feel free to download this list.
And let me know what I've missed. (I'm sure there are many!) What are some of your favorite hilarious picture books?
I hope you enjoyed the first Mondays with Mandy (or Mira)! See you next Monday!
9/2/2013 12:41:35 am
Love this book! Thanks for the NOT boring intro to it AND for reminding me to expand my stories for MG readers by using humor.
9/2/2013 10:32:23 am
Thanks Sandra! Glad you enjoyed it!
9/3/2013 03:18:47 am
Thanks so much for choosing I'M BORED for your first video blog post, Mandy! I'm truly honored. :-)
9/5/2013 07:53:30 am
Thanks for the great list, I'm always on the hunt for funny books for my 4 year old daughter. Followed the link from Ohi's facebook page! We loved reading 'I'm Bored' and the extra acting helps!
9/7/2013 12:07:01 am
Wow! What a fun reading of I'm Bored and what a splendid list--I've already put lots of books on hold at the library. You might want to add to your list Cece Meng's The Wonderful Thing About Hiccups illustrated by Janet Pedersen (it's imaginative and hilarious) and Adam Lehrhaupt's Warning: Do Not Open This Book illustrated by Matthew Forsythe (you'll be glad you did open the book). P.S. I laughed at your outrageous funny faces!
9/9/2013 11:20:31 am
Great example of how simple language and one or two words can evoke a whole world of emotion!
9/13/2013 09:48:00 am
9/24/2014 03:57:56 am
I just found this post. Loved it!
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