Biography (77 words):
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 , Instagram: @RuthOhi and Facebook: @RuthOhi.
Ruth's books have been shortlisted for awards such as the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book, Shining Willow, Rainforest of Reading, Mr. Christie 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".
Her books have been published in Korea, China, England, the United States, Belgium, Turkey, Australia and translated into Spanish.
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.
Find out more about Ruth's visits here.