Join us Saturday, April 23 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Rossmere Golf and Country Club to celebrate the Amelia Awards and to hear Ruth Ohi, author of the Fox & Squirrel series and upcoming book, Scribble.
Come critique, then cast your vote for the best new illustrated book of the year! The Amelia Francis Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award is presented every year to the illustrator of the best new Canadian picture book. Hear about each of the books on the short-list and then participate in a mock vote, to see who Manitoba thinks should win!
The day will begin with a presentation by well known Canadian author and illustrator Ruth Ohi! Lunch will be served after the presentation, followed by an exploration of this year’s short-listed books and a mock vote.
About Ruth Ohi
Ruth is the illustrator of over 50 books (18 of which she is also the author). She lives with her family in Toronto, Canada and is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design. Ruth’s books have been shortlisted for awards such as the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book, Shining Willow and Blue Spruce. They have been selected for the Ontario Library Association’s “Best Bets”and the Toronto Public Library’s “First & Best”. Ruth’s latest include “Kenta and the Big Wave”(Annick Press), “Fox and Squirrel Make a Friend” (Scholastic Canada) and her latest, “Scribble” (Scholastic Canada, Spring 2016). http://www.RuthOhi.com