I'm Sad

I'm Sad

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 d A girl, a potato, and a very sad flamingo star in this charming sequel to I?m Bored by New York Times...

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Title:I'm Sad
Author:Michael Ian Black
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ISBN:I'm Bored! #2
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  • cynthia Clark
    Oct 17, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

  • Erin
    Sep 26, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

    Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18 "Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down. I can't help but to be e...

    I needed this ...

    I follow artist Debbie Ridpath Ohi on Twitter because a retweet of her whimsical doodles encompassing everyday objects made my news feed so much more fun to visit. Plus, I homeschool a budding graphic novel artist and her website is filled with fantastic resources. I was enchanted when...

    Perfectly done. It's OK to feel sad. Every illustration and word is perfect. ...

    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 r...

    This is nice because it tells you it's okay to be sad. It's not really funny like their other books, but it is a bit silly. ...

    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. ...

    This is a FANTASTIC book about sadness/grief. It's OK to feel sad, it won't last forever, and different things make different people/animals/potatoes feel better. There is some humor, too, although I don't quite want to "shelve" it as humor. But it did make my coworker laugh out loud, ...

  • Stephanie
    Sep 21, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

    Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18 "Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down. I can't help but to be e...

    I needed this ...

    I follow artist Debbie Ridpath Ohi on Twitter because a retweet of her whimsical doodles encompassing everyday objects made my news feed so much more fun to visit. Plus, I homeschool a budding graphic novel artist and her website is filled with fantastic resources. I was enchanted when...

    Perfectly done. It's OK to feel sad. Every illustration and word is perfect. ...

    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 r...

    This is nice because it tells you it's okay to be sad. It's not really funny like their other books, but it is a bit silly. ...

    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. ...

    This is a FANTASTIC book about sadness/grief. It's OK to feel sad, it won't last forever, and different things make different people/animals/potatoes feel better. There is some humor, too, although I don't quite want to "shelve" it as humor. But it did make my coworker laugh out loud, ...

    Sweet title reassuring kids that you're allowed to feel sad. ...

    The potato was such a great character. The book tells a great message about how it's okay to feel sad and that your friends and family will love you no matter what you're feeling, but that potato, man. What a star. ...

    I like this even more than I'm Bored! I know so many adults who will benefit from this! ...

    interesting look at being sad and trying to explain why using cute illustrations! ...

  • Rachel
    Aug 22, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

    Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18 "Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down. I can't help but to be e...

    I needed this ...

    I follow artist Debbie Ridpath Ohi on Twitter because a retweet of her whimsical doodles encompassing everyday objects made my news feed so much more fun to visit. Plus, I homeschool a budding graphic novel artist and her website is filled with fantastic resources. I was enchanted when...

    Perfectly done. It's OK to feel sad. Every illustration and word is perfect. ...

    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 r...

    This is nice because it tells you it's okay to be sad. It's not really funny like their other books, but it is a bit silly. ...

    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. ...

    This is a FANTASTIC book about sadness/grief. It's OK to feel sad, it won't last forever, and different things make different people/animals/potatoes feel better. There is some humor, too, although I don't quite want to "shelve" it as humor. But it did make my coworker laugh out loud, ...

    Sweet title reassuring kids that you're allowed to feel sad. ...

    The potato was such a great character. The book tells a great message about how it's okay to feel sad and that your friends and family will love you no matter what you're feeling, but that potato, man. What a star. ...

    I like this even more than I'm Bored! I know so many adults who will benefit from this! ...

    interesting look at being sad and trying to explain why using cute illustrations! ...

    I waited *forever* for this book and it pretty much let me down. Not as good as the first one, and that makes me so sad. It does a good job explaining that it is ok to be sad sometimes in a funny way, but it just missed that mark for me. Illustrations are still pretty amazing, and it h...

    I'm a sucker for well-written kids books about depression, especially childhood depression. I like books about it being okay to just feel sad. This book can be interpreted as either one of them. Essentially a Flamingo is sad. It's two friends (a grumpy potato and a cheerful little g...

    Not much to it but I like the message that it's okay to feel sad. ...

    Flamingo is very sad today. He wonders if he will ever feel better. A little girl and a potato, yes a potato, try to explain about emotions and feelings. At times the three of them get a bit down all together, but they quickly turn to a plan to cheer up Flamingo. The girl and potato th...

    I'm Sad is a children's picture book written by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, which tells about a sad flamingo, a potato, and a little girl. It is a sequel or companion book to I'm Bored. Black's text is simplistic and straightforward. It is a quaint and s...

    I had no idea that potatoes felt sadness, but alright. ...

    My kids had a wonderful discussion about honoring their and other people?s feelings, and also about the importance of taking care of each other. ...

    That potato is so random but he makes a great character, the sentiment here about sadness is honest and well conveyed. Uses different color fonts to convey the characters words which is a nice added touch. ...

  • Tasha
    Aug 23, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

    Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18 "Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down. I can't help but to be e...

    I needed this ...

    I follow artist Debbie Ridpath Ohi on Twitter because a retweet of her whimsical doodles encompassing everyday objects made my news feed so much more fun to visit. Plus, I homeschool a budding graphic novel artist and her website is filled with fantastic resources. I was enchanted when...

    Perfectly done. It's OK to feel sad. Every illustration and word is perfect. ...

    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 r...

    This is nice because it tells you it's okay to be sad. It's not really funny like their other books, but it is a bit silly. ...

    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. ...

    This is a FANTASTIC book about sadness/grief. It's OK to feel sad, it won't last forever, and different things make different people/animals/potatoes feel better. There is some humor, too, although I don't quite want to "shelve" it as humor. But it did make my coworker laugh out loud, ...

    Sweet title reassuring kids that you're allowed to feel sad. ...

    The potato was such a great character. The book tells a great message about how it's okay to feel sad and that your friends and family will love you no matter what you're feeling, but that potato, man. What a star. ...

    I like this even more than I'm Bored! I know so many adults who will benefit from this! ...

    interesting look at being sad and trying to explain why using cute illustrations! ...

    I waited *forever* for this book and it pretty much let me down. Not as good as the first one, and that makes me so sad. It does a good job explaining that it is ok to be sad sometimes in a funny way, but it just missed that mark for me. Illustrations are still pretty amazing, and it h...

    I'm a sucker for well-written kids books about depression, especially childhood depression. I like books about it being okay to just feel sad. This book can be interpreted as either one of them. Essentially a Flamingo is sad. It's two friends (a grumpy potato and a cheerful little g...

    Not much to it but I like the message that it's okay to feel sad. ...

    Flamingo is very sad today. He wonders if he will ever feel better. A little girl and a potato, yes a potato, try to explain about emotions and feelings. At times the three of them get a bit down all together, but they quickly turn to a plan to cheer up Flamingo. The girl and potato th...

  • Jennifer
    Aug 28, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

    Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18 "Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down. I can't help but to be e...

    I needed this ...

    I follow artist Debbie Ridpath Ohi on Twitter because a retweet of her whimsical doodles encompassing everyday objects made my news feed so much more fun to visit. Plus, I homeschool a budding graphic novel artist and her website is filled with fantastic resources. I was enchanted when...

    Perfectly done. It's OK to feel sad. Every illustration and word is perfect. ...

    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 r...

    This is nice because it tells you it's okay to be sad. It's not really funny like their other books, but it is a bit silly. ...

    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. ...

    This is a FANTASTIC book about sadness/grief. It's OK to feel sad, it won't last forever, and different things make different people/animals/potatoes feel better. There is some humor, too, although I don't quite want to "shelve" it as humor. But it did make my coworker laugh out loud, ...

    Sweet title reassuring kids that you're allowed to feel sad. ...

    The potato was such a great character. The book tells a great message about how it's okay to feel sad and that your friends and family will love you no matter what you're feeling, but that potato, man. What a star. ...

    I like this even more than I'm Bored! I know so many adults who will benefit from this! ...

    interesting look at being sad and trying to explain why using cute illustrations! ...

    I waited *forever* for this book and it pretty much let me down. Not as good as the first one, and that makes me so sad. It does a good job explaining that it is ok to be sad sometimes in a funny way, but it just missed that mark for me. Illustrations are still pretty amazing, and it h...

    I'm a sucker for well-written kids books about depression, especially childhood depression. I like books about it being okay to just feel sad. This book can be interpreted as either one of them. Essentially a Flamingo is sad. It's two friends (a grumpy potato and a cheerful little g...

    Not much to it but I like the message that it's okay to feel sad. ...

    Flamingo is very sad today. He wonders if he will ever feel better. A little girl and a potato, yes a potato, try to explain about emotions and feelings. At times the three of them get a bit down all together, but they quickly turn to a plan to cheer up Flamingo. The girl and potato th...

    I'm Sad is a children's picture book written by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, which tells about a sad flamingo, a potato, and a little girl. It is a sequel or companion book to I'm Bored. Black's text is simplistic and straightforward. It is a quaint and s...

    I had no idea that potatoes felt sadness, but alright. ...

  • Steve H
    Jun 19, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

    Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18 "Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down. I can't help but to be e...

    I needed this ...

    I follow artist Debbie Ridpath Ohi on Twitter because a retweet of her whimsical doodles encompassing everyday objects made my news feed so much more fun to visit. Plus, I homeschool a budding graphic novel artist and her website is filled with fantastic resources. I was enchanted when...

    Perfectly done. It's OK to feel sad. Every illustration and word is perfect. ...

    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 r...

    This is nice because it tells you it's okay to be sad. It's not really funny like their other books, but it is a bit silly. ...

    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. ...

    This is a FANTASTIC book about sadness/grief. It's OK to feel sad, it won't last forever, and different things make different people/animals/potatoes feel better. There is some humor, too, although I don't quite want to "shelve" it as humor. But it did make my coworker laugh out loud, ...

    Sweet title reassuring kids that you're allowed to feel sad. ...

    The potato was such a great character. The book tells a great message about how it's okay to feel sad and that your friends and family will love you no matter what you're feeling, but that potato, man. What a star. ...

    I like this even more than I'm Bored! I know so many adults who will benefit from this! ...

    interesting look at being sad and trying to explain why using cute illustrations! ...

    I waited *forever* for this book and it pretty much let me down. Not as good as the first one, and that makes me so sad. It does a good job explaining that it is ok to be sad sometimes in a funny way, but it just missed that mark for me. Illustrations are still pretty amazing, and it h...

    I'm a sucker for well-written kids books about depression, especially childhood depression. I like books about it being okay to just feel sad. This book can be interpreted as either one of them. Essentially a Flamingo is sad. It's two friends (a grumpy potato and a cheerful little g...

    Not much to it but I like the message that it's okay to feel sad. ...

    Flamingo is very sad today. He wonders if he will ever feel better. A little girl and a potato, yes a potato, try to explain about emotions and feelings. At times the three of them get a bit down all together, but they quickly turn to a plan to cheer up Flamingo. The girl and potato th...

    I'm Sad is a children's picture book written by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, which tells about a sad flamingo, a potato, and a little girl. It is a sequel or companion book to I'm Bored. Black's text is simplistic and straightforward. It is a quaint and s...

    I had no idea that potatoes felt sadness, but alright. ...

    My kids had a wonderful discussion about honoring their and other people?s feelings, and also about the importance of taking care of each other. ...

    That potato is so random but he makes a great character, the sentiment here about sadness is honest and well conveyed. Uses different color fonts to convey the characters words which is a nice added touch. ...

    From the talented duo that brought you I?m Bored! I?m Sad explores what it means to be sad and even though there are things you can do to cheer up, sometimes it?s okay just to be sad. Great for your younger listeners/readers, but a good reminder for us all. Whimsical bold-line dr...

    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) seem...

  • Teresa
    Jun 06, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

    Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18 "Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down. I can't help but to be e...

    I needed this ...

    I follow artist Debbie Ridpath Ohi on Twitter because a retweet of her whimsical doodles encompassing everyday objects made my news feed so much more fun to visit. Plus, I homeschool a budding graphic novel artist and her website is filled with fantastic resources. I was enchanted when...

    Perfectly done. It's OK to feel sad. Every illustration and word is perfect. ...

    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 r...

    This is nice because it tells you it's okay to be sad. It's not really funny like their other books, but it is a bit silly. ...

    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. ...

    This is a FANTASTIC book about sadness/grief. It's OK to feel sad, it won't last forever, and different things make different people/animals/potatoes feel better. There is some humor, too, although I don't quite want to "shelve" it as humor. But it did make my coworker laugh out loud, ...

    Sweet title reassuring kids that you're allowed to feel sad. ...

    The potato was such a great character. The book tells a great message about how it's okay to feel sad and that your friends and family will love you no matter what you're feeling, but that potato, man. What a star. ...

    I like this even more than I'm Bored! I know so many adults who will benefit from this! ...

    interesting look at being sad and trying to explain why using cute illustrations! ...

    I waited *forever* for this book and it pretty much let me down. Not as good as the first one, and that makes me so sad. It does a good job explaining that it is ok to be sad sometimes in a funny way, but it just missed that mark for me. Illustrations are still pretty amazing, and it h...

    I'm a sucker for well-written kids books about depression, especially childhood depression. I like books about it being okay to just feel sad. This book can be interpreted as either one of them. Essentially a Flamingo is sad. It's two friends (a grumpy potato and a cheerful little g...

    Not much to it but I like the message that it's okay to feel sad. ...

    Flamingo is very sad today. He wonders if he will ever feel better. A little girl and a potato, yes a potato, try to explain about emotions and feelings. At times the three of them get a bit down all together, but they quickly turn to a plan to cheer up Flamingo. The girl and potato th...

    I'm Sad is a children's picture book written by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, which tells about a sad flamingo, a potato, and a little girl. It is a sequel or companion book to I'm Bored. Black's text is simplistic and straightforward. It is a quaint and s...

    I had no idea that potatoes felt sadness, but alright. ...

    My kids had a wonderful discussion about honoring their and other people?s feelings, and also about the importance of taking care of each other. ...

    That potato is so random but he makes a great character, the sentiment here about sadness is honest and well conveyed. Uses different color fonts to convey the characters words which is a nice added touch. ...

    From the talented duo that brought you I?m Bored! I?m Sad explores what it means to be sad and even though there are things you can do to cheer up, sometimes it?s okay just to be sad. Great for your younger listeners/readers, but a good reminder for us all. Whimsical bold-line dr...

    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) seem...

    I really love this simple, frank conversation about feeling sad. The text is simple and conversational, but feels so realistic and honest. It's the kind of conversation I have with my children or I hear them having with each other. The author nailed the child-like voices of the charact...

    Thank you Simon Schuster Children's for sending my little guys this super cute book to read and review. Liam said he would give this book "A Super Lot Of Stars" We really enjoyed this story and my boys loved the potato and thought it was hilarious when he said "I Don't Even Like You...

    If you thought the previous book, I'M BORED, by the dynamic duo of Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ohi was good, I assure you, this one is even better. I?M SAD deals with a universal emotion felt by all of us, no matter our age. The story may seem simple enough at first reading, but it ...

  • Vannessa Anderson
    Jun 20, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
    Oct 12, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

  • Ron Turner
    Sep 07, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

    Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18 "Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down. I can't help but to be e...

    I needed this ...

    I follow artist Debbie Ridpath Ohi on Twitter because a retweet of her whimsical doodles encompassing everyday objects made my news feed so much more fun to visit. Plus, I homeschool a budding graphic novel artist and her website is filled with fantastic resources. I was enchanted when...

    Perfectly done. It's OK to feel sad. Every illustration and word is perfect. ...

    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 r...

    This is nice because it tells you it's okay to be sad. It's not really funny like their other books, but it is a bit silly. ...

    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. ...

    This is a FANTASTIC book about sadness/grief. It's OK to feel sad, it won't last forever, and different things make different people/animals/potatoes feel better. There is some humor, too, although I don't quite want to "shelve" it as humor. But it did make my coworker laugh out loud, ...

    Sweet title reassuring kids that you're allowed to feel sad. ...

    The potato was such a great character. The book tells a great message about how it's okay to feel sad and that your friends and family will love you no matter what you're feeling, but that potato, man. What a star. ...

    I like this even more than I'm Bored! I know so many adults who will benefit from this! ...

    interesting look at being sad and trying to explain why using cute illustrations! ...

    I waited *forever* for this book and it pretty much let me down. Not as good as the first one, and that makes me so sad. It does a good job explaining that it is ok to be sad sometimes in a funny way, but it just missed that mark for me. Illustrations are still pretty amazing, and it h...

    I'm a sucker for well-written kids books about depression, especially childhood depression. I like books about it being okay to just feel sad. This book can be interpreted as either one of them. Essentially a Flamingo is sad. It's two friends (a grumpy potato and a cheerful little g...

    Not much to it but I like the message that it's okay to feel sad. ...

  • Emily
    Oct 04, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

    Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18 "Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down. I can't help but to be e...

    I needed this ...

    I follow artist Debbie Ridpath Ohi on Twitter because a retweet of her whimsical doodles encompassing everyday objects made my news feed so much more fun to visit. Plus, I homeschool a budding graphic novel artist and her website is filled with fantastic resources. I was enchanted when...

    Perfectly done. It's OK to feel sad. Every illustration and word is perfect. ...

    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 r...

    This is nice because it tells you it's okay to be sad. It's not really funny like their other books, but it is a bit silly. ...

    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. ...

    This is a FANTASTIC book about sadness/grief. It's OK to feel sad, it won't last forever, and different things make different people/animals/potatoes feel better. There is some humor, too, although I don't quite want to "shelve" it as humor. But it did make my coworker laugh out loud, ...

    Sweet title reassuring kids that you're allowed to feel sad. ...

  • Marcie
    Sep 27, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

    Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18 "Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down. I can't help but to be e...

    I needed this ...

    I follow artist Debbie Ridpath Ohi on Twitter because a retweet of her whimsical doodles encompassing everyday objects made my news feed so much more fun to visit. Plus, I homeschool a budding graphic novel artist and her website is filled with fantastic resources. I was enchanted when...

    Perfectly done. It's OK to feel sad. Every illustration and word is perfect. ...

    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 r...

    This is nice because it tells you it's okay to be sad. It's not really funny like their other books, but it is a bit silly. ...

    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. ...

    This is a FANTASTIC book about sadness/grief. It's OK to feel sad, it won't last forever, and different things make different people/animals/potatoes feel better. There is some humor, too, although I don't quite want to "shelve" it as humor. But it did make my coworker laugh out loud, ...

    Sweet title reassuring kids that you're allowed to feel sad. ...

    The potato was such a great character. The book tells a great message about how it's okay to feel sad and that your friends and family will love you no matter what you're feeling, but that potato, man. What a star. ...

    I like this even more than I'm Bored! I know so many adults who will benefit from this! ...

  • Kelly
    Jun 05, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

    Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18 "Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down. I can't help but to be e...

    I needed this ...

    I follow artist Debbie Ridpath Ohi on Twitter because a retweet of her whimsical doodles encompassing everyday objects made my news feed so much more fun to visit. Plus, I homeschool a budding graphic novel artist and her website is filled with fantastic resources. I was enchanted when...

    Perfectly done. It's OK to feel sad. Every illustration and word is perfect. ...

    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 r...

    This is nice because it tells you it's okay to be sad. It's not really funny like their other books, but it is a bit silly. ...

  • Terri
    Sep 26, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

    Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18 "Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down. I can't help but to be e...

    I needed this ...

    I follow artist Debbie Ridpath Ohi on Twitter because a retweet of her whimsical doodles encompassing everyday objects made my news feed so much more fun to visit. Plus, I homeschool a budding graphic novel artist and her website is filled with fantastic resources. I was enchanted when...

    Perfectly done. It's OK to feel sad. Every illustration and word is perfect. ...

    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 r...

    This is nice because it tells you it's okay to be sad. It's not really funny like their other books, but it is a bit silly. ...

    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. ...

    This is a FANTASTIC book about sadness/grief. It's OK to feel sad, it won't last forever, and different things make different people/animals/potatoes feel better. There is some humor, too, although I don't quite want to "shelve" it as humor. But it did make my coworker laugh out loud, ...

    Sweet title reassuring kids that you're allowed to feel sad. ...

    The potato was such a great character. The book tells a great message about how it's okay to feel sad and that your friends and family will love you no matter what you're feeling, but that potato, man. What a star. ...

  • Cecilia
    Sep 04, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

    Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18 "Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down. I can't help but to be e...

    I needed this ...

    I follow artist Debbie Ridpath Ohi on Twitter because a retweet of her whimsical doodles encompassing everyday objects made my news feed so much more fun to visit. Plus, I homeschool a budding graphic novel artist and her website is filled with fantastic resources. I was enchanted when...

    Perfectly done. It's OK to feel sad. Every illustration and word is perfect. ...

    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 r...

    This is nice because it tells you it's okay to be sad. It's not really funny like their other books, but it is a bit silly. ...

    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. ...

    This is a FANTASTIC book about sadness/grief. It's OK to feel sad, it won't last forever, and different things make different people/animals/potatoes feel better. There is some humor, too, although I don't quite want to "shelve" it as humor. But it did make my coworker laugh out loud, ...

    Sweet title reassuring kids that you're allowed to feel sad. ...

    The potato was such a great character. The book tells a great message about how it's okay to feel sad and that your friends and family will love you no matter what you're feeling, but that potato, man. What a star. ...

    I like this even more than I'm Bored! I know so many adults who will benefit from this! ...

    interesting look at being sad and trying to explain why using cute illustrations! ...

    I waited *forever* for this book and it pretty much let me down. Not as good as the first one, and that makes me so sad. It does a good job explaining that it is ok to be sad sometimes in a funny way, but it just missed that mark for me. Illustrations are still pretty amazing, and it h...

    I'm a sucker for well-written kids books about depression, especially childhood depression. I like books about it being okay to just feel sad. This book can be interpreted as either one of them. Essentially a Flamingo is sad. It's two friends (a grumpy potato and a cheerful little g...

  • RJ
    Oct 19, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

  • Brittany
    Sep 11, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

    Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18 "Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down. I can't help but to be e...

    I needed this ...

    I follow artist Debbie Ridpath Ohi on Twitter because a retweet of her whimsical doodles encompassing everyday objects made my news feed so much more fun to visit. Plus, I homeschool a budding graphic novel artist and her website is filled with fantastic resources. I was enchanted when...

    Perfectly done. It's OK to feel sad. Every illustration and word is perfect. ...

    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 r...

    This is nice because it tells you it's okay to be sad. It's not really funny like their other books, but it is a bit silly. ...

    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. ...

    This is a FANTASTIC book about sadness/grief. It's OK to feel sad, it won't last forever, and different things make different people/animals/potatoes feel better. There is some humor, too, although I don't quite want to "shelve" it as humor. But it did make my coworker laugh out loud, ...

    Sweet title reassuring kids that you're allowed to feel sad. ...

    The potato was such a great character. The book tells a great message about how it's okay to feel sad and that your friends and family will love you no matter what you're feeling, but that potato, man. What a star. ...

    I like this even more than I'm Bored! I know so many adults who will benefit from this! ...

    interesting look at being sad and trying to explain why using cute illustrations! ...

    I waited *forever* for this book and it pretty much let me down. Not as good as the first one, and that makes me so sad. It does a good job explaining that it is ok to be sad sometimes in a funny way, but it just missed that mark for me. Illustrations are still pretty amazing, and it h...

  • Michelle
    Jul 09, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

    Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18 "Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down. I can't help but to be e...

    I needed this ...

    I follow artist Debbie Ridpath Ohi on Twitter because a retweet of her whimsical doodles encompassing everyday objects made my news feed so much more fun to visit. Plus, I homeschool a budding graphic novel artist and her website is filled with fantastic resources. I was enchanted when...

    Perfectly done. It's OK to feel sad. Every illustration and word is perfect. ...

    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 r...

    This is nice because it tells you it's okay to be sad. It's not really funny like their other books, but it is a bit silly. ...

    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. ...

  • Lesley Burnap
    Aug 20, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

    Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18 "Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down. I can't help but to be e...

    I needed this ...

    I follow artist Debbie Ridpath Ohi on Twitter because a retweet of her whimsical doodles encompassing everyday objects made my news feed so much more fun to visit. Plus, I homeschool a budding graphic novel artist and her website is filled with fantastic resources. I was enchanted when...

    Perfectly done. It's OK to feel sad. Every illustration and word is perfect. ...

    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 r...

    This is nice because it tells you it's okay to be sad. It's not really funny like their other books, but it is a bit silly. ...

    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. ...

    This is a FANTASTIC book about sadness/grief. It's OK to feel sad, it won't last forever, and different things make different people/animals/potatoes feel better. There is some humor, too, although I don't quite want to "shelve" it as humor. But it did make my coworker laugh out loud, ...

    Sweet title reassuring kids that you're allowed to feel sad. ...

    The potato was such a great character. The book tells a great message about how it's okay to feel sad and that your friends and family will love you no matter what you're feeling, but that potato, man. What a star. ...

    I like this even more than I'm Bored! I know so many adults who will benefit from this! ...

    interesting look at being sad and trying to explain why using cute illustrations! ...

    I waited *forever* for this book and it pretty much let me down. Not as good as the first one, and that makes me so sad. It does a good job explaining that it is ok to be sad sometimes in a funny way, but it just missed that mark for me. Illustrations are still pretty amazing, and it h...

    I'm a sucker for well-written kids books about depression, especially childhood depression. I like books about it being okay to just feel sad. This book can be interpreted as either one of them. Essentially a Flamingo is sad. It's two friends (a grumpy potato and a cheerful little g...

    Not much to it but I like the message that it's okay to feel sad. ...

    Flamingo is very sad today. He wonders if he will ever feel better. A little girl and a potato, yes a potato, try to explain about emotions and feelings. At times the three of them get a bit down all together, but they quickly turn to a plan to cheer up Flamingo. The girl and potato th...

    I'm Sad is a children's picture book written by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, which tells about a sad flamingo, a potato, and a little girl. It is a sequel or companion book to I'm Bored. Black's text is simplistic and straightforward. It is a quaint and s...

    I had no idea that potatoes felt sadness, but alright. ...

    My kids had a wonderful discussion about honoring their and other people?s feelings, and also about the importance of taking care of each other. ...

    That potato is so random but he makes a great character, the sentiment here about sadness is honest and well conveyed. Uses different color fonts to convey the characters words which is a nice added touch. ...

    From the talented duo that brought you I?m Bored! I?m Sad explores what it means to be sad and even though there are things you can do to cheer up, sometimes it?s okay just to be sad. Great for your younger listeners/readers, but a good reminder for us all. Whimsical bold-line dr...

  • Gretchen Taylor
    Aug 25, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

    Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18 "Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down. I can't help but to be e...

    I needed this ...

    I follow artist Debbie Ridpath Ohi on Twitter because a retweet of her whimsical doodles encompassing everyday objects made my news feed so much more fun to visit. Plus, I homeschool a budding graphic novel artist and her website is filled with fantastic resources. I was enchanted when...

    Perfectly done. It's OK to feel sad. Every illustration and word is perfect. ...

    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 r...

    This is nice because it tells you it's okay to be sad. It's not really funny like their other books, but it is a bit silly. ...

    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. ...

    This is a FANTASTIC book about sadness/grief. It's OK to feel sad, it won't last forever, and different things make different people/animals/potatoes feel better. There is some humor, too, although I don't quite want to "shelve" it as humor. But it did make my coworker laugh out loud, ...

    Sweet title reassuring kids that you're allowed to feel sad. ...

    The potato was such a great character. The book tells a great message about how it's okay to feel sad and that your friends and family will love you no matter what you're feeling, but that potato, man. What a star. ...

    I like this even more than I'm Bored! I know so many adults who will benefit from this! ...

    interesting look at being sad and trying to explain why using cute illustrations! ...

    I waited *forever* for this book and it pretty much let me down. Not as good as the first one, and that makes me so sad. It does a good job explaining that it is ok to be sad sometimes in a funny way, but it just missed that mark for me. Illustrations are still pretty amazing, and it h...

    I'm a sucker for well-written kids books about depression, especially childhood depression. I like books about it being okay to just feel sad. This book can be interpreted as either one of them. Essentially a Flamingo is sad. It's two friends (a grumpy potato and a cheerful little g...

    Not much to it but I like the message that it's okay to feel sad. ...

    Flamingo is very sad today. He wonders if he will ever feel better. A little girl and a potato, yes a potato, try to explain about emotions and feelings. At times the three of them get a bit down all together, but they quickly turn to a plan to cheer up Flamingo. The girl and potato th...

    I'm Sad is a children's picture book written by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, which tells about a sad flamingo, a potato, and a little girl. It is a sequel or companion book to I'm Bored. Black's text is simplistic and straightforward. It is a quaint and s...

    I had no idea that potatoes felt sadness, but alright. ...

    My kids had a wonderful discussion about honoring their and other people?s feelings, and also about the importance of taking care of each other. ...

  • Erin Buhr
    Jun 12, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

    Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18 "Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down. I can't help but to be e...

    I needed this ...

    I follow artist Debbie Ridpath Ohi on Twitter because a retweet of her whimsical doodles encompassing everyday objects made my news feed so much more fun to visit. Plus, I homeschool a budding graphic novel artist and her website is filled with fantastic resources. I was enchanted when...

    Perfectly done. It's OK to feel sad. Every illustration and word is perfect. ...

    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 r...

    This is nice because it tells you it's okay to be sad. It's not really funny like their other books, but it is a bit silly. ...

    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. ...

    This is a FANTASTIC book about sadness/grief. It's OK to feel sad, it won't last forever, and different things make different people/animals/potatoes feel better. There is some humor, too, although I don't quite want to "shelve" it as humor. But it did make my coworker laugh out loud, ...

    Sweet title reassuring kids that you're allowed to feel sad. ...

    The potato was such a great character. The book tells a great message about how it's okay to feel sad and that your friends and family will love you no matter what you're feeling, but that potato, man. What a star. ...

    I like this even more than I'm Bored! I know so many adults who will benefit from this! ...

    interesting look at being sad and trying to explain why using cute illustrations! ...

    I waited *forever* for this book and it pretty much let me down. Not as good as the first one, and that makes me so sad. It does a good job explaining that it is ok to be sad sometimes in a funny way, but it just missed that mark for me. Illustrations are still pretty amazing, and it h...

    I'm a sucker for well-written kids books about depression, especially childhood depression. I like books about it being okay to just feel sad. This book can be interpreted as either one of them. Essentially a Flamingo is sad. It's two friends (a grumpy potato and a cheerful little g...

    Not much to it but I like the message that it's okay to feel sad. ...

    Flamingo is very sad today. He wonders if he will ever feel better. A little girl and a potato, yes a potato, try to explain about emotions and feelings. At times the three of them get a bit down all together, but they quickly turn to a plan to cheer up Flamingo. The girl and potato th...

    I'm Sad is a children's picture book written by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, which tells about a sad flamingo, a potato, and a little girl. It is a sequel or companion book to I'm Bored. Black's text is simplistic and straightforward. It is a quaint and s...

    I had no idea that potatoes felt sadness, but alright. ...

    My kids had a wonderful discussion about honoring their and other people?s feelings, and also about the importance of taking care of each other. ...

    That potato is so random but he makes a great character, the sentiment here about sadness is honest and well conveyed. Uses different color fonts to convey the characters words which is a nice added touch. ...

    From the talented duo that brought you I?m Bored! I?m Sad explores what it means to be sad and even though there are things you can do to cheer up, sometimes it?s okay just to be sad. Great for your younger listeners/readers, but a good reminder for us all. Whimsical bold-line dr...

    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) seem...

    I really love this simple, frank conversation about feeling sad. The text is simple and conversational, but feels so realistic and honest. It's the kind of conversation I have with my children or I hear them having with each other. The author nailed the child-like voices of the charact...

  • Angie Quantrell
    Aug 23, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

    Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18 "Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down. I can't help but to be e...

    I needed this ...

    I follow artist Debbie Ridpath Ohi on Twitter because a retweet of her whimsical doodles encompassing everyday objects made my news feed so much more fun to visit. Plus, I homeschool a budding graphic novel artist and her website is filled with fantastic resources. I was enchanted when...

    Perfectly done. It's OK to feel sad. Every illustration and word is perfect. ...

  • Taylor Kundel-Gower
    Oct 03, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

    Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18 "Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down. I can't help but to be e...

    I needed this ...

  • Shelle Perry
    Jun 12, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

    Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18 "Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down. I can't help but to be e...

    I needed this ...

    I follow artist Debbie Ridpath Ohi on Twitter because a retweet of her whimsical doodles encompassing everyday objects made my news feed so much more fun to visit. Plus, I homeschool a budding graphic novel artist and her website is filled with fantastic resources. I was enchanted when...

  • Christina Carter
    Feb 25, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

    Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18 "Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down. I can't help but to be e...

  • Tracy (The Pages In-Between)
    Jun 19, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

    Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18 "Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down. I can't help but to be e...

    I needed this ...

    I follow artist Debbie Ridpath Ohi on Twitter because a retweet of her whimsical doodles encompassing everyday objects made my news feed so much more fun to visit. Plus, I homeschool a budding graphic novel artist and her website is filled with fantastic resources. I was enchanted when...

    Perfectly done. It's OK to feel sad. Every illustration and word is perfect. ...

    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 r...

    This is nice because it tells you it's okay to be sad. It's not really funny like their other books, but it is a bit silly. ...

    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. ...

    This is a FANTASTIC book about sadness/grief. It's OK to feel sad, it won't last forever, and different things make different people/animals/potatoes feel better. There is some humor, too, although I don't quite want to "shelve" it as humor. But it did make my coworker laugh out loud, ...

    Sweet title reassuring kids that you're allowed to feel sad. ...

    The potato was such a great character. The book tells a great message about how it's okay to feel sad and that your friends and family will love you no matter what you're feeling, but that potato, man. What a star. ...

    I like this even more than I'm Bored! I know so many adults who will benefit from this! ...

    interesting look at being sad and trying to explain why using cute illustrations! ...

    I waited *forever* for this book and it pretty much let me down. Not as good as the first one, and that makes me so sad. It does a good job explaining that it is ok to be sad sometimes in a funny way, but it just missed that mark for me. Illustrations are still pretty amazing, and it h...

    I'm a sucker for well-written kids books about depression, especially childhood depression. I like books about it being okay to just feel sad. This book can be interpreted as either one of them. Essentially a Flamingo is sad. It's two friends (a grumpy potato and a cheerful little g...

    Not much to it but I like the message that it's okay to feel sad. ...

    Flamingo is very sad today. He wonders if he will ever feel better. A little girl and a potato, yes a potato, try to explain about emotions and feelings. At times the three of them get a bit down all together, but they quickly turn to a plan to cheer up Flamingo. The girl and potato th...

    I'm Sad is a children's picture book written by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, which tells about a sad flamingo, a potato, and a little girl. It is a sequel or companion book to I'm Bored. Black's text is simplistic and straightforward. It is a quaint and s...

    I had no idea that potatoes felt sadness, but alright. ...

    My kids had a wonderful discussion about honoring their and other people?s feelings, and also about the importance of taking care of each other. ...

    That potato is so random but he makes a great character, the sentiment here about sadness is honest and well conveyed. Uses different color fonts to convey the characters words which is a nice added touch. ...

    From the talented duo that brought you I?m Bored! I?m Sad explores what it means to be sad and even though there are things you can do to cheer up, sometimes it?s okay just to be sad. Great for your younger listeners/readers, but a good reminder for us all. Whimsical bold-line dr...

    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) seem...

    I really love this simple, frank conversation about feeling sad. The text is simple and conversational, but feels so realistic and honest. It's the kind of conversation I have with my children or I hear them having with each other. The author nailed the child-like voices of the charact...

    Thank you Simon Schuster Children's for sending my little guys this super cute book to read and review. Liam said he would give this book "A Super Lot Of Stars" We really enjoyed this story and my boys loved the potato and thought it was hilarious when he said "I Don't Even Like You...

  • Jeffrey Babbitt
    Sep 20, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

  • Ben Truong
    Aug 21, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

    Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18 "Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down. I can't help but to be e...

    I needed this ...

    I follow artist Debbie Ridpath Ohi on Twitter because a retweet of her whimsical doodles encompassing everyday objects made my news feed so much more fun to visit. Plus, I homeschool a budding graphic novel artist and her website is filled with fantastic resources. I was enchanted when...

    Perfectly done. It's OK to feel sad. Every illustration and word is perfect. ...

    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 r...

    This is nice because it tells you it's okay to be sad. It's not really funny like their other books, but it is a bit silly. ...

    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. ...

    This is a FANTASTIC book about sadness/grief. It's OK to feel sad, it won't last forever, and different things make different people/animals/potatoes feel better. There is some humor, too, although I don't quite want to "shelve" it as humor. But it did make my coworker laugh out loud, ...

    Sweet title reassuring kids that you're allowed to feel sad. ...

    The potato was such a great character. The book tells a great message about how it's okay to feel sad and that your friends and family will love you no matter what you're feeling, but that potato, man. What a star. ...

    I like this even more than I'm Bored! I know so many adults who will benefit from this! ...

    interesting look at being sad and trying to explain why using cute illustrations! ...

    I waited *forever* for this book and it pretty much let me down. Not as good as the first one, and that makes me so sad. It does a good job explaining that it is ok to be sad sometimes in a funny way, but it just missed that mark for me. Illustrations are still pretty amazing, and it h...

    I'm a sucker for well-written kids books about depression, especially childhood depression. I like books about it being okay to just feel sad. This book can be interpreted as either one of them. Essentially a Flamingo is sad. It's two friends (a grumpy potato and a cheerful little g...

    Not much to it but I like the message that it's okay to feel sad. ...

    Flamingo is very sad today. He wonders if he will ever feel better. A little girl and a potato, yes a potato, try to explain about emotions and feelings. At times the three of them get a bit down all together, but they quickly turn to a plan to cheer up Flamingo. The girl and potato th...

    I'm Sad is a children's picture book written by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, which tells about a sad flamingo, a potato, and a little girl. It is a sequel or companion book to I'm Bored. Black's text is simplistic and straightforward. It is a quaint and s...

  • Eleanor W
    Jun 30, 2018

    I don't read a lot of children's books, but this book particularly impressed me. I wish that, as a child, I had received more messages like this about how emotions are natural and should be accepted, not overcome. ...

    I fell in love with the cleverness in using unorthodox characters to tell the story. The three characters tell one another what brings out their sadness. They talk about how they cope with their sadness but what works for one will not work for the other two. Then they find there is one...

    A flamingo is sad, and his friends are trying to cheer him up. This little book is a good book for starting a conversation about difficult feelings. ...

    Strikes a great balance between sincere, mature message of "it's ok to be sad! sometimes you will feel sad and cheering up won't work but you can just let yourself be sad and it probably won't last forever", and being light and funny enough for a storytime. ...

    This book is brilliant! I love the grumpy little talking potato and the shaky lines around the pink flamingo. The three characters are so individualized and complementary, established immediately with both text and illustrations. A sad, young friend of mine gave it a thumbs down, so I ...

    Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases on 6/5/18 "Everyone feels sad sometimes. Even Flamingos," and if you're lucky, you might have friends like the kindhearted girl and the concerned potato in the book I'm Sad to help you when you're down. I can't help but to be e...

    I needed this ...

    I follow artist Debbie Ridpath Ohi on Twitter because a retweet of her whimsical doodles encompassing everyday objects made my news feed so much more fun to visit. Plus, I homeschool a budding graphic novel artist and her website is filled with fantastic resources. I was enchanted when...

    Perfectly done. It's OK to feel sad. Every illustration and word is perfect. ...

    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 r...