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Ruth Ohi

Ruth Ohi is the illustrator of over 60 books, 21 of which she is also the author. Her most recent include the Fox and Squirrel Series and No Help Wanted! Ruth is excited about summer 2021's author/illustrated "Choose Kindness"(Scholastic Canada).

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 , Instagram: @RuthOhi and Facebook: @RuthOhi.

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

Choose Kindness. Scholastic Canada, Summer 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 2020/2021 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.

In-Person Visits:
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:
Virtual Visits: 20-40m, In-Person: 20-40m
Genre:
Picture Books, KidLit Author/Illustrator, Getting Published, Workshops
Grades:
JK-Gr4
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