Debbie Ridpath Ohi writes and illustrates books for young people. She is represented by Ginger Knowlton at Curtis Brown Ltd.




Debbie's blog post: Why Picture Books Are Important

Just launched: NAKED!


Out in bookstores now:

I'M BORED. Written by Michael Ian Black, illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers. A New York Times Notable Children's Book and Junior Library Guild selection. Teacher's Guide (K-5) now available.



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Inspiring TED Talk From Children's Book Author/Illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Aspiring AND experienced children's book authors and illustrators need to watch this video. 

I really want to meet Jarrett J. Krosoczka someday.

Some of my takeaways from the talk: How important it is for grown-ups to encourage imagination and creativity in children. How just a few encouraging words to a young artist or writer could have a deep and long-lasting impact.

Reader Comments (2)

What an inspiring story! I'm a young artist in that phase of working hard and not getting paid for it, and seeing things like this keeps me going!
I know I can bring a little bit of magic into the world,
Thanks for sharing,

April 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

Thanks so much for sharing this video - I hadn't seen it before and I'm so glad I found it via your blog. This is clearly an amazing guy, I want to hear more from him!

September 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPhilippa Willitts

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