Rebecca Reid blogs, appropriately, at Rebecca Reads, and she's also a Round 1 judge for this year's Fiction Picture Books category. On her blog, she posts not only about children's literature from board books through young adult, but also nonfiction and classics. She also posts about homeschooling and other reader-ly topics. Fun fact: her favorite reads range from Winnie-the-Pooh to Crime and Punishment.
She's been posting tons of Fiction Picture Book reviews for this year's Cybils, and one recent post looked at I'm Bored, written by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi. Yes, it's another celebrity picture book--but Mr. Black is a comedian, and this book certainly is funny. According to Rebecca:
Click here to read the full review, plus reviews of several other Cybils-nominated picture books.
In this book, a bored little girl begins a conversation with a potato, in which she finds she must convince the potato that no, kids are not boring. Ohi’s illustrations are digitally rendered and they bring the girl’s world to life.