Bounce and Beans and Burn

Doretta Groenendyk

Biography

Doretta, a painter, writer and teacher, lives with her husband  and three children on a small spot of land in the Annapolis  Valley in Nova Scotia. She is the author and illustrator of  Snow for Christmas, and Thank you for My Bed, both of which  were shortlisted for the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award  for Illustration. Her other titles include Step Outside, I’m  Writing a Story, and Bully 101. She is also the co-author of  Spin to Sea with her daughter, Izra Fitch.