I'm Bored! by Christine Schneider

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It’s Sunday afternoon and Charlie’s bored. Then he trips over his teddy bear, who, much to his surprise, responds by shouting, “OW!” It turns out that Teddy is bored, too, because Charlie never plays with him anymore. Together they round up the other toys and launch a full-scale attack on boredom, using tubes of paint and kitchen implements as weapons and pot lids as shields.

As Charlie and his toys cast boredom out, the blue-gray and white pages begin, bit by bit, to fill with vivid color, capturing the energy of the battle and the mess that ensues. This unique illustration treatment will appeal to young children just learning their colors, and the energetic story will inspire them to approach their old toys with new imagination.
 

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Published April 17, 2006 by Clarion Books. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Pinel’s button-eyed, fox-headed human family comes off as strange-looking, but he artfully gives visual expression to Charlie’s rising level of involvement by adding color to the black-and-white scenes, item by item—and Charlie’s artful use of books, balls (for eyes) and socks to convert his desk...

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After a toy robot and donkey air similar grievances, Charlie galvanizes the trio, pledging he's ""going to get rid of Boredom!"" Observing that his cluttered desk is ""bored to death,"" the youngster and his toys use books and other items to transform it into a Monster Who Eats Boredom.

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