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The Boring Book

The Boring Book

By Shinsuke Yoshitake


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Boredom: humankind's age-old adversary. It's a state that is undesirable, uninteresting . . . and just plain boring. But as one particularly bored boy discovers, there's actually more to boredom than meets the eye—more questions, more theories, and heaps of humor. This exploration of boredom from acclaimed author-illustrator Shinsuke Yoshitake playfully—and hilariously—unpacks the ways in which a seemingly stagnant state is actually a portal into a dynamic, life-enriching experience. For anyone who's ever been mind-numbingly bored, this smart, laugh-out-loud picture book just might change your perspective on the state of boredom forever.

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Size: 8 x 10 3/8 in;
Pages: 40 pp;
Age Range: 6-8 years
Format: Hardcover
Publication: August 2019
ISBN: 9781452174563
Shinsuke Yoshitake is the author-illustrator of The I Wonder Bookstore and the creator of many award-winning picture books. He lives in Japan.

Media Reviews

★ “A terrific reminder for readers of all ages that boredom is always optional.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★“Sure to entertain self-proclaimed bored children everywhere, provide them with food for thought, and inspire a few chuckles as well.”
School Library Journal, starred review

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