You Can Buy A Children’s Book Inspired by ‘The Office’
Love ‘The Office?’ Love books? The answer most humans will give to these questions is “yes.”
Well, there’s a new children’s book that fans of The Office will likely want to add to their bookshelves. It’s called ‘Fun At The Office!' and it was penned and illustrated by Mark Cloud, a Southern California self-publisher obsessed with the show.
“I’ve watched the full series a number of times, and honestly, I don’t believe I’ll ever get sick of it,” said Cloud, a Government Relations Manager for Southern California Edison. “There are very few shows in the history of television that make people feel the way they do about ‘The Office.’”
This is Cloud’s third self-published title; his first book, which he released with his wife, Giselle, is about his hometown of Riverside (‘Hello Riverside!’), which lies between Los Angeles and Palm Springs. His second book is dedicated to Buffalo, New York (‘Hello Buffalo!’), a town he fell in love with after visiting family there.
‘Fun At The Office!’ was designed with children and adults in mind, with g-rated humor and illustrations inspired by the show’s most memorable moments, like when Kevin Malone (Brian Baumgartner) spills the beans, when Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) finds his stapler encased in Jello, and of course, when Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) proposes to Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) at a gas station.
The book features other scenes inspired by the show’s most iconic moments, like when Michael Scott (Steve Carell) fails to deliver on a promise to fund college scholarships, and when Angela Martin (Angela Kinsey) asks Oscar Martinez (Oscar Nunez) to “Save Bandit!” during a botched fire drill.
Cloud views his latest children’s book as something of a personal “thank you” for the show’s cast and crew, an homage to the brilliant people behind the most popular program on Netflix.
“I hope fellow fans enjoy the book with their loved ones, and I hope the whole ‘Office’ crew knows how appreciative we all are of their work,” he said. “This is an elaborate fan art project with a particular purpose.”