Harold and the Purple Crayon meets Tom and Jerry in this sweet and funny picture book about a boy and girl who must balance their creativity and figure out how to cooperate after their drawings come to life.
When Sam starts drawing a super cool velociraptor, Eva decides to join in. But Sam isn’t too happy about the collaboration. Soon Eva and Sam are locked in an epic creative clash, bringing to life everything from superhero marmots to exploding confetti. But when their masterpieces turn to mayhem, will Sam stay stubbornly solo or will he realize that sometimes the best work comes from teamwork?
About the author
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 DebbieOhi.com or @inkyelbows on Twitter.
This whimsical picture book, with its refreshing take on imagination, is ideal for teaching young readers the value of teamwork.
November 14, 2017
"The kids themselves, rendered in black and white, sparkle....When their mural becomes frantic and out of hand, the kids escape in a way that Crockett Johnson's Harold would be proud of. Expressive, high-spirited one-upkidship via artwork on walls—there's nothing wrong with that."
August 1, 2017
Ohi (Where Are My Books?) celebrates creativity and cooperation in this story of two young artists, Sam and Eva, who don’t see eye to eye...and although the final pages tease another potential argument, readers will finish the book confident that these two will work through their creative differences once again.
August 14, 2017
Other titles by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Gurple and Preen
A Broken Crayon Cosmic Adventure
Sea Monkey & Bob
Judy Blume Chapter Book Collection (Boxed Set)
The Pain and the Great One; The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo; Freckle Juice
Ruby Rose: Off to School She Goes
Where Are My Books?
With Audio Recording