I'm Sad

Illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
(Part of The I'm Books)
LIST PRICE $21.99

About The Book

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

© Natalie Brasington

Michael Ian Black is a writer, comedian, and actor who currently appears on Another PeriodThe Jim Gaffigan Show, and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. He created and starred in many television series, including Michael and Michael Have IssuesStella, and The State. He wrote the screenplay for the film Run, Fatboy, Run and wrote and directed the film Wedding Daze. 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), the memoir You’re Not Doing It Right, and the children’s books Chicken CheeksThe Purple KangarooA Pig Parade Is a Terrible IdeaI’m BoredNaked!, and Cock-a-Doodle-Doo-Bop. Michael lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 2018)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481476270
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD500L

Raves and Reviews

"Bibliotherapy done right." - Kirkus

"A lighthearted approach to a common tough topic." - School LIbrary Journal

[I]n I’m Sad, the funny and tender-hearted follow-up to 2012’s I’m Bored, a girl, a potato and a flamingo learn that sometimes, the only way to cope with negative feelings is by giving yourself the time and space to fully feel them.

– The Globe and Mail

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