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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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(Last updated: May 23, 2017)

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"That's a *really* good book." - Sadie, age 9 (Toronto, ON)

"The perfect first day of library book. PERFECT!" - Librarian @CatMunch on Twitter.

***For more reader and reviewer quotes, see What Readers Are Saying About WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? 

From May 28th, 2015 issue of the LA Times / Books / Jacket Copy: "30 Summer Books That Kids Will Gobble Up - Titles to tempt tots to teens: YA stories, middle grade tales and picture books."

From starred review in Kirkus Reviews (Jan/2015):

Excerpt: "Fans of Mo Willems will especially appreciate the family dynamics and expressive artwork. The brilliant combination of art and text will capture the imaginations of both bibliophiles and less-than-enthusiastic readers."

Starred review in CCBC "Best Books For Kids & Teens 2015" list (Fall 2015).


From School Library Journal (Mar/2015):

Excerpt: "A perfect introduction to the concept of libraries for the youngest readers."

From B&N Reads: May's Top Picks In Picture Books (May/2015):

"Bibliophiles young and old will delight in this touching tale. Spencer loves to read—he reads a new book every night, in fact. But when his favorite book goes missing—and a tulip shows up in its place—he begins a perplexing scavenger hunt that reveals a community of readers living right under his nose."

From Publishers Weekly (Mar/2015):

Excerpt: "....This is a story that should quickly find its way into the hearts of book lovers of all ages."

From Booklist (April 24, 2015):

Excerpt: "Ohi’s first venture into writing...will resonate with kids who love their books—and their libraries."

From National Reading Campaign (May 23, 2017):

Excerpt: "Young bibliophiles will undoubtedly feel Spencer’s pain at his missing tomes and chime in with his plaintive cries of “WHERE IS MY BOOK?” Keep several copies of this book on hand…just in case."