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Ruth Ohi

Photo: www.AnnieT.net 2018

Ruth Ohi is the illustrator of over 60 books, 21 of which she is also the author. Her most recent include Fox and Squirrel Help Out and Summer’19’s No Help Wanted! (both Scholastic Canada). Her illustrations have appeared in books by Hazel Hutchins, Sharon Jennings & Joy Kogawa. Ruth is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and lives in Toronto, Canada. Visit Ruth at www.RuthOhi.com. You can also find Ruth on Twitter: @Ruth_Ohi ~ Facebook: @RuthOhi ~ Instagram: @RuthOhi.

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

Fox and Squirrel Help Out. Scholastic Canada, 2018
Fox and Squirrel The Best Christmas Ever. Scholastic Canada, 2016
Scribble. Scholastic Canada, April 2016
Fox and Squirrel Make a Friend. Scholastic Canada, 2014
Shh! My Brother's Napping. Scholastic Canada, 2014
Fox and Squirrel. Scholastic Canada, 2013
Kenta and the Big Wave. Annick Press, 2013
Chicken, Pig, Cow. Annick Press, Fall, 2008
Me and My Sister. Toronto: Annick Press, Spring, 2005
Me and My Brother. Annick Press, Fall 2007
Chicken, Pig, Cow On the Move. Annick Press, 2009
Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Purple Problem. Annick Press, 2010
Chicken, Pig, Cow Horse Around. Annick Press, Fall 2010
Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Class Pet. Annick Press, 2011
Chicken, Pig, Cow's First Fight. Annick Press, 2012
Clara and the Bossy. Toronto: Annick Press, Spring, 2006

Awards

First & Best Toronto Public Library Top Ten Selection for Fox and Squirrel Help Out, 2018
Saskatchewan Shining Willow Nominee for Fox and Squirrel (Scholastic Canada), 2015
NYC READS365 for Chicken, Pig, Cow (Annick Press), 2015
Toronto Public Library First & Best Selection for Fox and Squirrel Make a Friend, 2014
Ontario Library Association Top Ten Best Bet Selection for Shh! My Brother's Napping, 2014
Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award for Fox and Squirrel (Scholastic Canada), 2014
Saskatchewan Shining Willow Nominee for Kenta and the Big Wave (Annick Press), 2014
Kirkus Best Books for Kenta and the Big Wave, 2013
Toronto Public Library First & Best Selection for "Chicken, PIg, Cow Horse Around", 2010
Great Books for 2010 CanadaToy Testing Council for Chicken, Pig, Cow, 2010
Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award Finalist for Chicken, Pig, Cow, 2009
Baker's Dozen Selection/Pennsylvannia Centre for the Book for Chicken, Pig, Cow, 2009
ForeWord Magazine Finalist for Book of the Year for Chicken, Pig, Cow on the Move, 2009
Year's Best Resource Links Selection for Chicken, Pig, Cow on the Move, 2009
Toronto Public Library's First & Best Selection for Chicken, Pig, Cow, 2008
Blue Spruce Nominee for Clara and the Bossy
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

The below can be adapted for any age.
JK/SK sessions are typically 40 minutes in length.
Using examples from my books, I share what goes into making a picture book--where ideas come from, rough sketches, original paintings, production proofs from the publisher, Q&A and an interactive drawing demonstration. Kids are then keen for a 10-15 minute hands on workshop, especially tailored for their age group.  Kids discover they can make anything happen with just pencil, paper and a little imagination.  I enjoy speaking one on one with as many as possible during this time.  Other topics may include: Life of an Author/Illustrator,  Tips on How to Get Published, Storyboarding, Creating Characters, Composition, Inspiration & Creativity.

Typically a school or library visit is 40-50 minutes. If outside Toronto, a minimum booking of two presentations is appreciated.

My visit can be adapted to suit any age group.  The below age ranges seem to work well:
JK/SK
Gr.1-2
Gr.2-3
Highschool/College/Adult
(includes career and business experiences)

www.RuthOhi.com
Twitter: @Ruth_Ohi
Instagram: @RuthOhi
Facebook: @RuthOhi

Presentation Length:
40-60 minutes (flexible depending on session & venue).
Genre:
Picture Books, KidLit Author/Illustrator, Getting Published, Workshops
Grades:
JK-Gr4
Audience size:
120 (JK-Gr4), Larger is possible for older audiences/stadium seating.
Workshop Description:

Please contact Ruth for more information about workshops, keynote and Literacy Presentations.  Other topics may include: Life of an Author/Illustrator,  Tips on How to Get Published, Storyboarding, Creating Characters, Composition, Inspiration & Creativity.

www.RuthOhi.com
Twitter: @Ruth_Ohi
Instagram: @RuthOhi
Facebook: @RuthOhi

Northern OAC WITS:
No
GST:
GST applicable