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Debbie Ridpath Ohi is a children’s book author and illustrator who has helped create over 20 books for young people. She loves her job. She is the author and illustrator of SAM & EVA and WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? (Simon & Schuster). Debbie’s newest books are picture books she illustrated: I’M SORRY, written by Michael Ian Black, and GURPLE & PREEN: A BROKEN CRAYON COSMIC ADVENTURE, written by Linda Sue Park. You can find Debbie on Twitter, Instagram, her Bookstagram, Facebook, YouTube, and via her Contact Form.

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I'm Sorry

In this fourth book in the series from New York Times bestselling author Michael Ian Black and celebrated illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi, a flamingo and a very sorry potato learn how to mend hurt feelings. Flamingo is upset. Very upset. Potato is sorry. Very sorry. In fact, he is the sorriest. But he doesn’t know how . . .

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Debbie is available for virtual visits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her presentations and workshops can be adjusted to suit all age levels, from kindergarten to college students to educators and other professionals.