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Ruth Ohi

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Ruth Ohi is the illustrator of over 60 books, 21 of which she is also the author. Her latest “Choose Kindness” launches August 17th, 2021.  Most recent author/illustrated books include “Scribble” ,“No Help Wanted!” and the Fox and Squirrel Series.

Ruth is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and lives in Toronto, Canada. Her books have been published in Korea, China, England, the United States, Belgium, Turkey, Holland, Australia and translated into Spanish.

Visit Ruth at www.RuthOhi.com. You can also find Ruth on Twitter: @Ruth_Ohi , Instagram: @RuthOhi and Facebook: @RuthOhi.

More Notes:
Ruth's books have been shortlisted for awards such as the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book, Shining Willow, Rainforest of Reading and Blue Spruce. They have been selected for NYC READ365, Pennsylvania Centre for the Book's "Baker's Dozen", Kirkus Reviews Best Book, The Canadian Toy Testing Council's "Great Books", Ontario Library Association's "Best Bets", The Canadian Children's Book Centre's "Best Books" and the Toronto Public Library's "First & Best".

Ruth's favourite summer job: Parks & Recreation daycamp counsellor.

Ruth has had the pleasure of presenting across Canada at events such as the Alberta Library Association Conference in Jasper, Edmonton's Early Childhood Education Conference, Saskatchewan's Festival of Words, Calgary's Wordfest, Moncton's Frye Festival and Nanaimo's Children's Book Festival.  She's shared her work at schools and libraries from Newfoundland to Nanaimo to the Northwest Territories. Ruth's enjoyed being a Durham Catholic School Board Full Day Kindergarten Summer Camp guest speaker,  instructor for Toronto Public Library's 4 week workshop (for ages 8-12)  "Create the Next Great Picture Book" and a Writer-in-Residence for the Toronto District School Board.

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

Choose Kindness. Scholastic Canada, August 17, 2021
No Help Wanted!. Scholastic Canada, 2019
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's First Fight. Annick Press, 2012
Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Class Pet. Annick Press, 2011
Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Purple Problem. Annick Press, 2010
Chicken, Pig, Cow Horse Around. Annick Press, Fall 2010
Chicken, Pig, Cow On the Move. Annick Press, 2009
Chicken, Pig, Cow. Annick Press, Fall, 2008
Me and My Brother. Annick Press, Fall 2007
A Trip with Grandma. Annick Press, 2007
Clara and the Bossy. Toronto: Annick Press, Spring, 2006
The Couch was a Castle. Annick Press, 2006
Me and My Sister. Toronto: Annick Press, Spring, 2005
Pants Off First. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2001

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

Please visit my website www.RuthOhi.com for my Virtual Visit information. Virtual Visits include a Draw Along Interactive drawing demo. I look forward to hearing from you! Virtual Visits are typically 20-40 minutes in length depending on age range.

Virtual Visits
Have pencils and paper ready to draw along! Using examples from recent books, I share how I write and draw for picture books-where do ideas come from? Depending on the age group, focus may also include brainstorming story, process, a reading and related topics. Sessions include Q&A, and a Draw Along Demonstration. 

Photos are welcome, but no audio/video recording, please.
Thank you for understanding.

Sessions:
Kindergarten: 20-30 minutes
K-Gr.3: 30-40 minutes
Grades 1-3: 30-40 minutes
Junior Cartooning Workshop (Grades 4-6): 40-45 minutes

Is there a topic you’re interested in?
Just let me know! Past Workshop/Presentations for older audiences have included Life of an Author/Illustrator,  Tips on How to Get Published, Storyboarding, Creating Characters, Composition, Inspiration & Creativity.

Conference/Festival/Keynote:
Please contact me if interested in a festival, keynote or extended workshop presentation.

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

Presentation Length:
Virtual Visits: 20-40m, In-Person: 30-50m
Genre:
Picture Books, KidLit Author/Illustrator, Getting Published, Workshops
Grades:
Preschool, JK-Gr3
Audience size:
Flexible depending on venue. Please visit www.RuthOhi.com for virtual visits.
Workshop Description:

Please visit my website www.RuthOhi.com for my 2020/2021 Virtual Visit information.

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