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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Review - The Bored Book by David Michael Slater

Title: The Bored Book
Series:: none
Author(s):: David Michael Slater
Genre:: Children's Book, Picture Book
Publisher: Simply Read Books
Release Date: October 1, 2009
Finished: May 30, 2009
Pages: 32
Challenges: None

My Thoughts: Here is a picture book that is just that. Full of fun and imaginary pictures, no words. I described the first half of this picture book on Twitter as I read it, and I realized you could describe the picture differently each time. The first pages say so much about about the story: Grandpa is sitting in a chair with a book on his lap watching his grandchildren fight because they are bored.

What I enjoyed most about this book was the colorful drawings. (Not all the book is in color, some of it is in detailed pencil drawings.) These pictures say so much about the adventures you can take while reading, whether you are being pushed of a plank by pirates or chased by a yeti. Books can make everything less boring.

About the Author: David Michael Slater has written and published over 20 books for children, teens and adult. Visit his site at

1 comment:

tea said...

Hi Shannan,

I haven't been here awhile, but fairies are still on my mind. I have a big Fairyopolis book to read. I haven't gotten to it yet.

I love "The Bored Book." I am referring "It Happened In Italy" by Elizabeth Bettina. It's a review on my blog. Here is the link.

Have a good weekend!