By Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

August 25, 2020



ThemesFamily and FriendshipPicture Book

Age / Grade 4-7 / Kindergarten-Grade 1

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


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. (Simon & Schuster)

Join us for this fun and interactive presentation as Debbie shows us how to draw characters just like the ones she created for her latest book, Gurple and Preen, using household items and broken crayons.

School House Educator’s Guide with Gurple and Preen