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World’s Best Book: New Picture Book Will Introduce Kids to ‘The Office’

It's an illustrated journey into the world of Dunder-Mifflin.

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The Office went from standard sitcom to cultural force long ago. The mockumentary has arguably only grown in popularity since it went off the air in 2013. It’s the most-streamed show on the Internet, and it’s old enough to be a favorite casual viewing option for multiple generations.

Southern California author Mark Cloud is doing his part to introduce the show to yet another generation. He’s the writer, illustrator, and publisher behind a new children’s book, Fun at the Office!, a family-friendly recreation of some of the show’s most memorable moments.

There’s Kevin spilling a massive pot of chili, Jim and Pam’s gas station engagement, Michael’s failure to provide the scholarships he promised to a class full of kids, and a botched fire drill.

The cover of the book features the show’s most recognizable visual gag—a stapler encased in Jello—along with a Dundie, Michael’s “World’s Best Boss” mug, and a Dwight Schrute Assistant to the Regional Manager business card with the preposition and article obscured by Wite-Out.

Cloud calls the book a “thank you” to the cast and crew of the show.

“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.”

The show’s popularity means there’s a huge appetite for Office-inspired content like this book and a recently-announced podcast featuring two of the show’s original stars.

Cloud’s book is available for pre-order, and its first two printings have already sold out. If you’re looking for a book for the Office-obsessed parent in your life, you could do a lot worse than this labor of love.