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"...An all-out celebration of the joys of being a kid." - The Bulletin Of The Center For Children's Books (starred review).

"'Naked!' It's fun to say and fun to be, as the team behind 2012's I'm Bored proves with this tribute to the (temporarily) clothes-free life." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"So highly recommended that I'm shouting it from the rooftops: Go out and experience Naked!" - Pamela Thompson, Library Media Specialist.

Chosed as one of the Top 12 Books Of 2014 by Scholastic.com's Brian Smith

Chosen as one of 2014's best books for kids by The National Post's Anna Fitzpatrick

Chosen as a 2014 Favourite Storytime Picture Book by children's librarians on Jbrary.

Also read other reviews & Debbie's Press/Appearances.

Download & print free print-ready holiday season gift cards. NAKED is going to Japan! Ignore Edna Mode and say YES to capes.

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Monday
Dec152014

NAKED! in Scholastic.com's list of "Top 12 Books Of 2014"

Thanks to Brian Smith for including NAKED! in his "Top 12 Books Of 2014" Top Teaching blog post on Scholastic.com!

Excerpt:

"I am a pushover for a book that will get my kids to laugh, and the top two ways to get them to laugh are anything restroom related or the word naked. These two literary devices will get a belly laugh every time. This book is about a boy running around the house naked after a bath. The illustrations are such a great match for the feel of the book that it really makes it one of the best books of the year. If you give this book as a gift make sure to buy a red cape to go along with it!"

Saturday
Dec132014

Thanks to the National Post for including NAKED! in their "Best Of 2014" list!

Wow. Thanks SO much to Anna Fitzpatrick of National Post for including NAKED! in her "Best Of" post this weekend.

A few excerpts: "...a hilarious, silly book about a little boy who just doesn't see the point of putting on clothes after his bath...." and "Naked is the duo's second collaboration ..... the two have once again proven themselves at being the most adept in summing up the frustrations of childhood."

Note: she got my sister and me mixed up  -- "Ruth Ohi" should be "Debbie Ridpath Ohi" -- but I'm still pretty thrilled, especially by how much of the page one of my Naked! illustrations is taking up!

Monday
Dec082014

Free for download/print: NAKED!-themed holiday season card

*NEW* Feel free to download and print my holiday season card template, which features two card designs from Michael Ian Black picture books that I've illustrated. For more info and instructions, please see my Print-Ready Holiday Season Note Card blog post.

Thursday
Oct302014

Halloween Coloring Sheet

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Feel free to download and print this Halloween-themed coloring sheet.

Tuesday
Oct282014

NAKED! is going to Japan!!!

SoooOOOoooOOO excited!!!!!! Child Honsha Co. will be publishing a Japanese edition. I'll post more details when available. Meanwhile, can't wait to find out what the title's going to be.