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Ruth Ohi

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Ruth Ohi has illustrated more than fifty children’s books, several of which she has also written, including the Fox and Squirrel books, Scribble, and Shh! My Brother’s Napping. Her books have been nominated for many prestigious awards, including the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award, Mr. Christie’s Award, Chocolate Lily, Shining Willow, Blue Spruce, and the Governor General’s Award. She lives with her family in Toronto, Ontario. Visit her online at

No Help Wanted!

Sometimes it’s our mistakes that teach us the most.

Posy always has a plan, and she is determined to see her plans through. But when she eagerly takes charge of the new classroom pet, things don’t go according to plan. Bluey the beta fish suffers under all the special attention, and he starts looking worse and worse. Posy fears everyone will blame her. Can she admit she needs help to bring her new friend back around?

In this lovely school-based story, award-winning author and illustrator Ruth Ohi gives us a recognizable character – a high-achieving child, who needs a reminder that it’s okay to ask for help – and the lesson that cooperation wins the day!

Children's Illustrator/artist