It’s my delight and honor to have recently gotten a copy of Author/Illustrator DEBBIE RIDPATH OHI’s newest picture book: SAM & EVA (Simon and Schuster 2017). It’s pitched as HAROLD THE PURPLE CRAYON meets TOM & JERRY. “A sweet and funny picture book about a boy and girl who must balance their creativity and learn how to cooperate after their drawings come to life.”
Instead of the usual interview with an author, Debbie has agreed to do something completely unique: She will teach us how to DRAW A SQUIRREL. So grab your pencil and paper and LET’S GET SQUIRRELY!
Debbie Ridpath Ohi – Twitter: @inkyelbows – DebbieOhi.com
Launching in 2017: SAM & EVA by Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Simon & Schuster, Oct.17), SEA MONKEY & BOB by Aaron Reynolds & Debbie (Simon & Schuster, Apr.25), MITZI TULANE, PRESCHOOL DETECTIVE in THE SECRET INGREDIENT by Lauren McLaughlin & Debbie (Random House, July 11), RUBY ROSE, BIG BRAVOS by Rob Sanders & Debbie (HarperCollins, Aug.9).
Darlene here: This was such fun, I had to try my own squirrel:
SAM & EVA is a delight. Here’s my 5 star review:
“A clever story of creative conflict and co-operation that will be sure to delight budding artists who can watch the drawings take on personalities Sam and Eva never imagined. Like the creative “muse” in all of us…you never know where your pen – or brush – will take you.”