Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 8 to 12
- Grade: 3 to 7
Mother of three young children, Doretta Groenendyk teaches art to young people, is active in her children's school, and participates widely in the Nova Scotia artistic community, doing workshops around the province, including Word on the Street in Halifax. Based in Canning, NS, Doretta is the illustrator of Bounce and Beans and Burn, with text by Shannon Murray, which was shortlisted for the PEI Book Award in 2008.
About the author
Doretta Groenendyk, a painter, writer, and teacher, lives with her husband and three children on a small spot of land in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. Doretta is the author and illustrator of several children’s books by both The Acorn Press and Nimbus Publishing. Snow for Christmas, Thank You for My Bed, and I’m Drawing a Picture, have been shortlisted for the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Illustration. She also cowrote Spin to Sea with her daughter Izra Fitch.