I've been doodling for years during school visits and then with my own kids at home. "Scribble" is for all those awesome scribblers who colour outside the lines.
"Circle, Square and Triangle are doing just fine -- but when Scribble draws them together, their imaginations soar." (from synopsis of "Scribble"/Scholastic Canada)
Honoured to have FOX AND SQUIRREL (Scholastic Canada) listed as a Saskatchewan Shining Willow Nominee 2015.
"Colourful illustrations and simple prose together deliver a humorous and important message."
--The 2015 Willow Awards
Honoured that FOX AND SQUIRREL and RIKKI et ROUQUIN (both Scholastic Canada) were among the books selected for Prince Edward Island's Family Violence Prevention Week Program in February. Click here or photo for complete article. Books selected "...feature characters that face challenges but find a way to overcome them and collaborate. Young children’s feelings are articulated and resolved in a caring, peaceful manner."(excerpt from Journal Pioneer February 24,2015) Thank you to Journal Pioneer for permission to use the photo.
All six books in the series have been translated into Simplified Chinese for Mainland China. Beautiful embossing on the cover. Thick pages. The name 'Pig' is always printed in pink, 'Chicken' in yellow and 'Cow' in purple. Half endpapers for all. Publisher: Love Reading information Consultancy (Shenzen) Co. Ltd.
"Fox and Squirrel Make a Friend" is a Toronto Public Library "First & Best" Book.
“The first books you share with your child should also be the best, and we’re excited to announce this expertly chosen list of books for parents and caregivers,” said Lisa Heggum, Children and Youth Advocate for Toronto Public Library. “Enjoying books with your child is the first step toward developing their love of reading and these positive, fun and playful stories are sure to help do just that, while also building their early literacy skills..."
Honoured to have "Kenta and the Big Wave"(Annick Press) listed as a nominee for Ontario's Forest of Reading Blue Spruce Award. "The Forest of Reading is Canada’s largest recreational reading program – more than 250,000 readers participate every year individually, or at their school or public library. This initiative offers eight reading programs for all ages, and each program consists of popular Canadian fiction and non-fiction titles. It is a Canada-wide program that was launched by the Ontario Library Association, but it is intended for readers across the country and those in Canadian international schools. The Forest occupies a major place of prominence in Canada’s literary landscape and encourages a love of reading in people of all ages." --Ontario Library Association
“Ruth Ohi has created a supremely delightful and animated dialogue starring two unique and very different friends, a story that is effortlessly fun and profound at once… The captivating images flow seamlessly with the perfectly understated text… Readers will rejoice in the ways these two cleverly outwit those who would divide them.” ("Fox and Squirrel" published by Scholastic Canada)