Sam & Eva

Illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
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About The Book

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

Photograph by Beckett Gladney

Debbie Ridpath Ohi is the author of Where Are My Books?. Her illustrations also appear in Sea Monkey and Bob, written by Aaron Reynolds; I’m Bored (New York Times Notable Book) and Naked!, written by Michael Ian Black; as well as ten Judy Blume chapter books and middle grade titles. For more info, visit DebbieOhi.com or @InkyElbows on Twitter.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 2017)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481416283
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

Raves and Reviews

"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."

– Kirkus Reviews, 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.

– Publisher's Weekly, August 14, 2017

This whimsical picture book, with its refreshing take on imagination, is ideal for teaching young readers the value of teamwork.

– Quill & Quire, starred review, November 14, 2017

Awards and Honors

  • Colorado CLEL Bell Picture Book Shortlist
  • Wisconsin State Reading Association's Reading List

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