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Grown Up Storytime with Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi

    06/08/2018 - 7:30pm

    Following up their successful collaboration on I'M Bored, Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi bring us I'm Sad! We're delighted to welcome them to WORD for a friday evening of fun for those of us in need of a grown up storytime. We'll be serving a specialty cocktail as well as wine for adults. Children are welcome at the event. But if it's past their bedtime, trust us, it'll be worth it for a parent's night out. Grab a signed copy of their fantastic picture books for the small person in your life and a laugh for yourself!

    About the Books

    I'm Bored

    There is NOTHING boring about being a kid, but one little girl is going to have to prove it in this anything-but-boring picture book from comedian Michael Ian Black.

    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....
    This tongue-in-cheek twist on a familiar topic is sure to entertain anyone who's ever been bored--or had to hear about someone else being bored--and is filled with comedian Michael Ian Black's trademark dry wit, accompanied by charismatic illustrations from newcomer Debbie Ridpath Ohi.

    I'm Sad

    A girl, a potato, and a very sad flamingo star in this charming sequel to I'm Bored by New York Times bestselling author and comedian Michael Ian Black and celebrated illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi.

    Everyone feels sad sometimes--even flamingos.

    Sigh.

    When Flamingo announces he's feeling down, the little girl and Potato try to cheer him up, but nothing seems to work. Not even dirt (Which usually works for Potato.)

    Flamingo learns that he will not always feel this way. And his friends learn that sometimes being a friend means you don't have to cheer someone up. You just have to stick by your pal no matter how they feel.

    Even if they're a potato.

    About the Author

    Michael Ian Black is a writer, comedian, and actor who has created and starred in many television series, including Michael and Michael Have Issues, Stella, and The State. Michael regularly tours the country as a stand-up comedian and is the bestselling author of the book My Custom Van (and 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays That Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face) and the children's books Chicken Cheeks, The Purple Kangaroo, A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea, and I'm Bored. Michael lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.

    About the Illustrator

    Debbie Ridpath Ohi is the illustrator of I'm Bored, a picture book by Michael Ian Black. Her other published works include short nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and a nonfiction book for writers. She lives in Toronto, Canada. For more info, please visit DebbieOhi.com, and follow her on Twitter @inkyelbows.

    Please note there is a $5 entrance voucher for this event which can be purchased in advance or at the door. The voucher is good towards anything in store at WORD, including I'M SAD or I'M BORED. Please note that if you are purchasing the book directly from WORD at the event or via pre-order there is no need to purchase a voucher for admission. 

    This voucher is good towards entrance to this event in our Jersey City location. The $5 voucher can be used towards anything in the store, including I'm Sad or I'm Bored! Please note that if a copy of the event book is purchased at the store, there is no need to purchase a voucher as well. 


    I'm Sad (The I'm Books) Cover Image
    $17.99
    ISBN: 9781481476270
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018

    A girl, a potato, and a very sad flamingo star in this charming sequel to I’m Bored by New York Times bestselling author and comedian Michael Ian Black and celebrated illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi.

    Everyone feels sad sometimes—even flamingos.

    Sigh.


    I'm Bored (The I'm Books) Cover Image
    $17.99
    ISBN: 9781442414037
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2012

    There is NOTHING boring about being a kid, but one little girl is going to have to prove it in this anything-but-boring picture book from comedian Michael Ian Black.

    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.


    A Child's First Book of Trump Cover Image
    By Michael Ian Black, Marc Rosenthal (Illustrator)
    $17.99
    ISBN: 9781481488006
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 5th, 2016

    A New York Times bestseller!

    What do you do when you spot a wild Trump in the election season?


    Naked! Cover Image
    $18.99
    ISBN: 9781442467385
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 29th, 2014

    A hilarious new book about a boy who refuses to wear clothes, from comedian Michael Ian Black and illustrator Debbi Ridpath Ohi, the team that brought you I’m Bored, a New York Times Notable Children’s Book.

    Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi, whose “smart cartoony artwork matches Black’s perfect comic timing” (The New York Times Book Re


    Navel Gazing: True Tales of Bodies, Mostly Mine (but also my mom's, which I know sounds weird) Cover Image
    $16.00
    ISBN: 9781476748832
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Gallery Books - August 15th, 2017

    New York Times bestselling author and stand-up comedian Michael Ian Black (author of A Child’s First Book of Trump) delivers a “memorable and funny” (Kirkus Reviews) memoir about confronting his genetic legacy as he hits his forties.

    Black pulls no punches in this hilariously honest memoir, a follow-up to the acclaimed You’re Not Doing It Righ