Debbie Ridpath Ohi

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Debbie Ridpath Ohi writes and illustrates books for young people. Where Are My Books?, the first book that Debbie has written as well as illustrated, launches in 2015 from Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers. Her illustrations also appear in picture books Sea-Monkey and Bob (written by Aaron Reynolds, 2015), I’m Bored (New York Times Notable Book, written by Michael Ian Black) and Naked! (also written by Michael Ian Black, 2015), as well as ten Judy Blume chapter books and middle grade titles reissued by Atheneum/Simon & Schuster. For more info, visit or @inkyelbows on Twitter.

Photograph by Beckett Gladney

Books by this Author

Where Are My Books?
Freckle Juice
The Pain and the Great One
The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo
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March 25, 2015

Curious about how a picture book is created? Check out my series of posts about the creation of I'M BORED, NAKED! and WHERE ARE MY BOOKS?

Lots of sketches and photos!

June 12, 2014

I'm delighted to announce that NAKED! is now available in bookstores. I also went on my very first book tour and finally got to meet Michael Ian Black (the author of I'M BORED and NAKED!) in person. Had sooooo much fun talking to young readers. And wow, do kindergarteners love yelling "Naked!" :-)

I've posted photos and a report online:

February 05, 2013

Hi all! I'm gradually uploading print-ready I'M BORED activity sheet PDFs for young writers and illustrators:

Also do check out my I'M BORED Classroom Activities page:

which includes Tips For Young Artists:

and Tips For Young Writers:

If you have suggestions for other I'M BORED activity sheets or bonus material you'd like to see, please do let me know:

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February 05, 2013

The New York Times Sunday Book Review listed I'M BORED in its list, Notable Children's Books Of 2012:

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