Featured Author

Debbie Ridpath Ohi is the author of Where Are My Books? and Sam & Eva. Her illustrations also appear in Sea Monkey & Bob, written by Aaron Reynolds; I’m Bored (a New York Times Notable Book); I’m Worried; I’m Sad; Naked!, written by Michael Ian Black; and her newest, Gurple and Preen, written by Linda Sue Park; as well as ten Judy Blume chapter books and middle grade titles.

On this page you’ll find:


HC: 9781534431416

EB: 9781534431423

Grades P–3; Ages 4–8

Spotlight on Gurple and Preen

This wildly imaginative, crayon-inspired picture book shows that with a bit of teamwork and a universe of creativity, anything is possible!

Buzz! Zap! CRASH!

Gurple and Preen are in a big mess!

When they crash-land onto an unfamiliar planet with nothing but boxes of crayons, they must work together to get the mission back on course.

From Newbery Award–winning author Linda Sue Park and illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi comes a story about all the best things that can come out of a box of crayons.

Take a Page from Debbie!

Debbie teaches young readers about broken crayon art, and how to use found objects to get creative.

Take a Page from Debbie Ridpath Ohi, Broken Crayon Edition: Part 1

Take a Page from Debbie Ridpath Ohi, Broken Crayon Edition: Part 2

Interviews and more with Debbie

An interview with Spencer from Debbie’s book, Where Are My Books?

Also by Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Join the Conversation!

To learn more about Debbie Ridpath Ohi and for more fun and interactive activities, visit DebbieOhi.com or @InkyElbows on Twitter.