‘The Office’ Children’s Book Features the Cast as Their Younger Selves

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Fans of The Office can now share their love of the cast’s misadventures with the little ones in their lives, thanks to a new children’s book by Little, Brown Young Readers. Titled The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary, the storybook is written by author Robb Pearlman and illustrated by Melanie Demmer. The exciting release celebrates the 15th anniversary of the TV show, but it actually tells the tale of Michael Scott and his colleagues as kids themselves, decades before they joined the Scranton branch.

Swapping out his famous “World’s Best Boss” coffee mug for a “World’s Best Line Leader” water bottle, little Michael Scott is Line Leader at Dunder Mifflin Elementary. However, he struggles with the task and ultimately has to ask his pals for a hand. The publishers say, “The story will introduce The Office to a whole new generation and will teach them that everyone needs to ask for help sometimes. Even Line Leaders.”

The book is aimed at children, but it still references plenty of jokes from the series that adult readers will find amusing. Little, Brown Young Readers explains, “Filled with colorful, detailed illustrations and brimming with Easter eggs and nods to iconic moments from the show, this hilarious reimagining features a pint-sized cast.”

Know someone who would love this children’s book? You can pre-order The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary now on Amazon, or wait for the official release date, October 6, 2020.

The new children’s book, A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary, follows The Office cast as their younger selves.


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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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