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....
|Title||:||I'm Sad (I'm Bored! #2)|
|Format Type||:||Other Book|
|Number of Pages||:||108 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
I'm Sad (I'm Bored! #2) Reviews
In an age when there are so many books and articles about how to be happy, sometimes it seems that if we're not happy all the time there's something wrong with us. This sweet picture book brings back our favorite little girl and potato from I'm Bored along with their friend, Flamingo. Flamingo is sad, and while the little girl and the potato do their best to help Flamingo cheer up, they all realize that sometimes it's all right to just let yourself be sad. I love that the friends talk about it a ...more
Very cute and thoughtful points on feeling sad. Will help all readers remember that you are still you when you're sad and that it's okay to be sad.
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.
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
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.
This is a sweet book! I love how the girl and the potato listen to their friend and offer some suggestions about what makes them feel better but ultimately just support and love the flamingo. Great reminder of how to be there for a sad friend and how to be okay with feeling what you're feeling.
This time the flamingo is sad and doesn't know what to do about it. The girl and the potato share that they've been sad too. They also share ways/things that cheer them up.
Messages: It's okay to be sad sometimes. We like each other no matter what we're feeling.
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.