The Boring Book is a humorous picture book that follows the story of one particularly bored boy.
As the story progresses, the protagonist discovers there's actually more to boredom than what meets the eye—more questions, more theories, and heaps of humor.
This exploration of boredom from acclaimed author-illustrator Shinsuke Yoshitake playfully—and hilariously—unpacks the ways in which a seemingly stagnant state is actually a portal into a dynamic, life-enriching experience.
- Embraces the topic of boredom—an ever-so-popular kid complaint—and runs with it
- The unique comic format, fast pace, smart humor, and narrative approach makes it ideal for reluctant readers
- A universally hilarious book that will amuse children ages 5 to 8, as well as adults
- Format: Hardcover
- Pages: 40
- Size: 8 x 10 3/8
- Age Range: 6-8 years
In addition to banishing boredom, Yoshitake's distinctive illustrations promote visual literacy and show young readers what the process of creative thinking looks like.
Shinsuke Yoshitake is the author-illustrator of The I Wonder Bookstore and the creator of many award-winning picture books. He lives in Japan.
Chronicle Books is an independent publisher based in San Francisco that has been making things since the Summer of Love. They are inspired by the enduring magic of books, and by sparking the passions of others.