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Lorette Broekstra writes and illustrates children’s picture books. She wrote and illustrated the best selling Baby Bear and Hugo series.
I have worked as a screen printer, a barmaid, a waitress, a teacher and in retail.
My books are for very young children, so everyday activities that a toddler may do come up regularly. My characters are also often animals.
The highlight of my career was winning the Crichton Award for Children’s Book Illustration in 2000.
I love bookshops. I can spend hours in the Children’s section of a good bookshop.
As well as in Australia, my books have been published in the UK, Korea, Taiwan, France and Spain.