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I'M... Books


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Welcome to the I'M...BOOKS  blog, where I'll be posting fun updates and news about I'm Bored, I'm Sad and I'm Worried. This picture book series is written by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by me (Debbie Ridpath Ohi), published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers. This blog replaces my old I'm Bored blog; you can still access the archives.


Excite about speaking with young readers on our I'M SAD Book Tour!

Can't wait to speak with young readers at schools and bookstores next week! You can find more info and links on the I'M SAD Book Tour Schedule. Hope to see some of you along the way!


I'M SAD book tour brainstorming session with Michael Ian Black

Michael and I are soooooo excited about our upcoming I'M SAD book tour June 5-11! Can't wait to talk with young readers (and not-so-young readers). You can see a list of the various stops we're making, including links to public events here: I'M SAD Book Tour.


I'M SAD on ABA's Summer 2018 Kids' Indie Next List!

Thank you, indie booksellers! I am so thrilled!!


Classroom guide for I'M SAD now available!

Many thanks to Marcie Colleen, who did a wonderful job creating the Teacher's Guide to I'M SAD for use in the classroom. You can get your free, print-ready copy of the I'M SAD Teacher's Guide here, or click the cover below. For those who prefer a direct download, click here.

So excited about I'M SAD launching on June 5th, 2018! For more info about the I'M...Book series and bonus material, see my I'M BORED bonus page and I'M SAD bonus page.

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My contributor copies of I'M SAD just arrived!

No matter how many book projects I do, I am always THRILLED when I get to actually hold a physical copy of the final book.

Still feels like magic to me.