A girl, a potato, and a very sad flamingo star in this charming sequel to Im Bored by New York Times bestselling author and comedian Michael Ian Black and celebrated illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi.Everyone feels sad sometimeseven flamingos.Sigh.When Flamingo announces hes 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 dont have to cheer someone up. You just have to stick by your pal no matter how they feel.Even if theyre a potato....
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I'm Sad (I'm Bored! #2) Reviews
First off, I love Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ohi. This is the second book in the I'm Bored series. I love that this book addresses that idea that sometimes people are just sad...and it's OK to be sad. The character work through this emotion and try to cheer each other up. However, it still leaves the reader knowing that feeling sad from time to time is perfectly normal.
With his story Black gives children permission to feel sad and be okay about it. Flamingo doesn't know why he is sad. Two friends try to cheer him. At the end of the day he realizes that he is okay with still being a bit sad.
So cute! And funny. And I sincerely like the message that it's ok to just be sad, and ok to not be able to fix it, and good to be there for someone anyway. I think that's valuable.
First impression - surreal picture book about depression with only 3 characters, a girl, a flamingo, and a potato.
Looking a little deeper, it involves a sad flamingo and the flamingo's (probably) friends, a girl and a potato. The potato (which I at first thought was a coconut) seems to represent the adult or at least more experienced element of the trio, but he and the girl let the flamingo know that everyone gets sad at times, that it's okay to be sad sometimes, and that friends appreciate frie ...more
Every child needs to know that emotions don't last forever and that it's okay to feel sad sometimes. Michael Ian Black and Debbi Ohi do an excellent job portraying just that in the book, "I'm Sad." Flamingo is sad and he doesn't know what to do about it. Through the support and help of his friends, he realizes that it's okay to be sad and that it won't last forever. This is a very sweet book that I look forward to sharing with all the children in my life.
Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18
"Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down.
I can't help but to be encouraged by this story because, yeah, sometimes we feel sad and its okay. I look at the flamingo as courageous because it was brave enough to say that it was feeling sad. That alone isn't easy. Sure, we all have experienc ...more
I have to say this book made me sad....The flamingo on the front is adorable but the content inside was meh.
I understand the need to teach children that being sad is ok, and it is very important. I think this missed the mark....around the time the potato was added in. I have not read "I'm bored" so maybe that is where the potato came in...so maybe if I get around to reading that one I will change my rating of this one. As a stand alone book I would only give it a one though.
I follow artist Debbie Ridpath Ohi on Twitter because a retweet of her whimsical doodles encompassing everyday objects made my news feed so much more fun to visit. Plus, I homeschool a budding graphic novel artist and her website is filled with fantastic resources. I was enchanted when posts about her newest release written by author Michael Ian Black, “I’m Sad”, started showing up in my feed. The cover art was exactly the playful vibrant sketches I have come to love from her and exactly the thi ...more