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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). Her illustrations have appeared in books by Judy Blume, Michael Ian Black, Linda Sue Park, and others. You can find Debbie on Twitter, Post, Instagram, her Bookstagram, Facebook, YouTube, and via her Contact Form. Here’s a list of her social media and where’s she’s most active right now.

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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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MCDB review: AMAZING SPORTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD by Douglas McLaughlin and Michelle Griffis (Language Lizard)

Competitive snowball throwing? Tuna tossing? Elephant polo? Ostrich racing? Young readers can find out about these and many more fascinating and fun sports from different cultures in AMAZING SPORTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD by Douglas McLaughlin and Michelle Griffis (Language Lizard). This book is not only a fun way to . . .

Debbie's Reading Journal | Inkygirl

My Thoughts: Social Media For Kidlit Book Creators in 2023 (and why I’m spending more time on Post)

(Last updated January 1, 2023) Like many others on Twitter, I’ve been becoming increasingly wary of new developments, and have been checking out other platforms. More of the children’s book community have been fleeing Twitter; I usually discover this because I try to tag them when I’m promoting them or . . .

For Illustrators | For Writers | Inkygirl | Promotion and Marketing Tips

Comic: Santa Writer

Art and Comics | For Writers | Humor | Inkygirl


Debbie is currently available for virtual visits. Her presentations and workshops can be adjusted to suit all age levels, from kindergarten to college students to educators and other professionals.