Storytime with special guest Michael Ian Black

Storytime today features a VERY special reader: comedian/actor Michael Ian Black! Bring the kiddos and get ready for some laughs!

Michael Ian Black is a writer, comedian, and actor who currently appears on Another Period, The Jim Gaffigan Show, and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. He created and starred in many television series, including Michael and Michael Have Issues, Stella, and The State. He wrote the screenplay for the film Run, Fatboy, Run and wrote and directed the film Wedding Daze. Michael regularly tours the country as a stand-up comedian and is the bestselling author of the book My Custom Van (and 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays That Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face), the memoir You’re Not Doing It Right, and the children’s books Chicken Cheeks, The Purple Kangaroo, A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea, I’m Bored, Naked!, and Cock-a-Doodle-Doo-Bop. Michael lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.

Check out Michael reading from his first children's book, Chicken Cheeks!

Event date: 
Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 11:00am
Event address: 
Auntie's Bookstore
402 W. Main Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201
Chicken Cheeks Cover Image
By Michael Ian Black, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781416948643
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 6th, 2009

Some bears will go to any length to get some honey. This one recruits every animal that comes along to form, well, a stack. The result? Tail of the duck to the gluteus maximus of the duck-billed platypus (with many other rears in between). Readers will giggle with delight at the bird's eye view of some hysterical animal bottoms.


The Purple Kangaroo Cover Image
By Michael Ian Black, Peter Brown (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781416957713
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Published: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - December 29th, 2009

The monkey narrator in this humorous picture book gaurantees that he can READ YOUR MIND. What begins as a simple request to imagine the most spectacular thing in history turns into the story of a roller-skating, bubble-blowing purple kangaroo searching for his dear friend Ernesto on the moon.


A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea Cover Image
By Michael Ian Black, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781416979227
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2010

Could anything possibly be more fun than a pig parade ? You wouldn't think so. But you'd be wrong. A pig parade is a terrible idea. Pigs hate to march, refuse to wear the uniforms, don't care about floats, and insist on playing country music ballads. Those are just some of the reasons. And trust me, this hysterical book has plenty more.


I'm Bored Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442414037
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2012

There is NOTHING boring about being a kid, but one little girl is going to have to prove it in this anything-but-boring picture book from comedian Michael Ian Black.


Naked! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442467385
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 29th, 2014

A hilarious new book about a boy who refuses to wear clothes, from comedian Michael Ian Black and illustrator Debbi Ridpath Ohi, the team that brought you I'm Bored, a New York Times Notable Children's Book.


Cock-A-Doodle-Doo-Bop! Cover Image
By Michael Ian Black, Matt Myers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442495104
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 13th, 2015

A rooster tries to change his tune in this jazzy picture book that's perfect for scatting aloud from the author of Naked and I'm Bored, comedian Michael Ian Black.

Mel the rooster's boring old cock-a-doodle-doo is making him cock-a-doodle-blue--until one day he decides to jazz it up with something brand-new: the cock-a-doodle-doo-bop