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Debbie Ridpath Ohi reads, writes and illustrates for young people. Every few weeks, she shares new art, writing and resources; subscribe below. Browse the archives here.

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Creative inspiration: NARWHALS!

Spencer, the main character in WHERE ARE MY BOOKS?, loves narwhals.

Insider fact: I was inspired to put narwhals in my story after hearing "Narwhal Pet" by Debs & Errol:

I found myself wandering around the house humming the chorus for weeks!

To hear more Debs & Errol, visit their website: (lyrics are all family-friendly, so feel free to listen to their fun geeknerdy songs while young people are in the room)

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