Lorette Broekstra completed a Diploma of Art (Graphic Design) at Swinburne Institute of Technology. She then settled in the Netherlands for eight years where she worked as a freelance illustrator. In 1996 Lorette returned to Australia having become the mother of two children.
There are five books in Lorette’s Baby Bear series, the first of which, BABY BEAR GOES TO THE ZOO, won the Crichton Award for illustration in 2000. There are currently three books in her new series about Hugo the hero elephant.
Lorette’s latest books include COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO, written with Cecily Matthews, WHAT’S THAT NOISE, written with Sally Rippin, WHAT DAY IS IT MISSIE MOUSE written with Maisie Munro, WAHT MAKES MY MUM HAPPY and MY DAD AND ME, written with Tania Cox.
Lorette teaches illustration at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Tafe and the Council of Adult Education. She lives in Melbourne.
- My Dad and Me (2013)
- What Makes My Dad Happy? (2012)
- What Makes My Mum Happy (2012)
- What Day is it, Missie Mouse? (2009)
- Cock-A-Doodle-Doo (2008)
- What’s That Noise? (2008)
- What’s the Time Missy Mouse? (2008)
- Hugo’s Motorcycle Rescue (2007)
- Hugo the Lifesaving Sailor (2005)
- Hugo the Flying Firefighter (2004)
- Baby Bear Goes to the Park (2003)
- Baby Bear Goes to the Farm (2002)
- Baby Bear Goes Camping (2001)
- Baby Bear Goes to the Beach (2000)
- Baby Bear Goes to the Zoo (1999)