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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 and YouTube.

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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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“You have beautiful stories inside of you that the world wants to hear.” Debut PB Author Darshana Khiani on Writing and HOW TO WEAR A SARI

By Sara Truuvert Darshana Khiani does not give up. Eleven years passed between her decision to pursue children’s writing and the publication of her PB debut, How to Wear a Sari. And it took eleven drafts of the story for her to pinpoint her protagonist’s motivation. It turns out, Darshana and . . .

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Finding Focus

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I found it much more of a challenge to FOCUS on creative projects during the pandemic. Things are getting better now, but early on? Forget it. I did way too much doom-scrolling online, worried constantly about loved ones as well as . . .


New #ImBooksReaderGallery entries!

I’m excited to see more submissions for my I’M… Books In The Wild Gallery! I welcome submissions: use this link. There will be prizes! Deadline: Oct. 1st, 2021. Above: A young reader with I’M SORRY in Newton, MA Above: Olivia with the I’M… books in Ohio. Above: Moore family in Michigan-“We . . .



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.