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Debbie's second picture book launches on Oct. 17, 2017!

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Thanks to CBC Books for including SAM & EVA on their "must-read" list!

I just found out from Simon & Schuster Canada that CBC Books included SAM & EVA on their "10 Picture Books You'll Want To Check Out This Fall" list, yay! I'm especially honoured, considering the company. You can see the complete CBC Books fall preview here and the PDF here.


"Why we chose it: This sweet story about the power of teamwork promises to be both imaginative and funny. Toronto-based artist Debbie Ridpath Ohi is the author of Where Are My Books? and has illustrated several Judy Blume books."

Thank you, CBC Books!

For other feedback and reviews so far, see my Sam & Eva Press Page.


SAM & EVA Book Launch Party in Toronto on October 10, 2017!

On Facebook, see my SAM & EVA Book Launch Party event link. Please do RSVP if you are planning to go or are considering going - this will help us (me, A Different Booklist bookstore, my sis Ruth, husband Jeff and Simon & Schuster Canada) plan accordingly. Thank you!

The official publication date for SAM & EVA isn't until Oct.17, but S&S Canada has arranged to have books available a week early, yay!

For those who want to support a friend's new book but can't afford to buy it, there are so many other ways you can show your support! Here are some suggestions (and THANK YOU in advance!).


Nice review for SAM & EVA in Kirkus

Thanks to Kirkus for the nice review of SAM & EVA, which I've added to my Sam & Eva Press page.

"A power tussle between two kids plays out through mischievous drawings....Eva, who’s Asian, and Sam, who’s black, are full of movement, their postures and facial expressions different on every spread. When their mural becomes frantic and out of hand, the kids escape in a way that Crockett Johnson’s Harold would be proud of."


Counting down until Oct.17th, 2017!

I can't believe it's already July! My second solo picture book SAM & EVA, launches from Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers on October 17th, 2017.


To those in the Toronto area: I'll be throwing a launch party with the help of Simon & Schuster Canada. Details soon!

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