I’m Bored fans, rejoice! EW can exclusively reveal that Michael Ian Black is teaming up with Simon & Schuster for two more children’s books.
The writer/comedian/actor extraordinaire, who published his most recent picture book in September, will once again collaborate with artist Debbie Ohi on the first of the two books. Naked! tells the story of a young boy who refuses to wear clothes after his bath (don’t we all?) and runs rampant about the house in all his nude glory, causing untold mayhem. Black previously partnered with Ohi on I’m Bored.
“I’m thrilled to be working again with everybody at S&S Books for Young Readers,” Black said in a statement. “In the spirit of my past books, I will continue striving to ensure that kids learn almost nothing from my works.”
“For four children’s books now, Michael Ian Black has shown that he instinctively knows what kids find funny,” added Justin Chanda, Vice President & Publisher of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. “Michael’s humor matched with Debbie’s style and charm has been a dream pairing. I am thrilled to have the team back together with Naked!”
Naked! hits shelves in Summer 2014.