ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Crouth, Julia (1976 –) is an author and illustrator of children’s books.
Crouth was born and raised in Auckland. She completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the Institute of Technology in Auckland in 1998. Since 1998 Crouth has worked as an illustrator for the School Journal, educational readers and trade picture books.
Her first picture book Sea Secrets was written by Dawn McMillan and published in 1998. Crouth also worked with McMillan on Ride a White Horse (2001) and A Fishing Story (2002). My Marine, written by Phyllis Johnstone was published in 2001.
Crouth’s illustrations are realistic in style and depend on both watercolours and gouache for depth and detail.
Her publications include the following readers: Sarah’s Pet (2000), Animal Biscuits (2002), The Picnic Boat (2001), Coco’s Bell (2001), Roller-Coaster Ride (2001), The Fishing Trip (2001), Fun and Games (2001), A Choice for Sarah (2001), Charlie’s Great Race (2001).
The Frog Search was written and illustrated by Julia Crouth and published in 2002.
She has also illustrated the following trade picture books: The Wibbly Wobbly Tooth, Mantra Publishing (UK), 2002 A Fishing Story, Reed Publishing (NZ), 2002 Ride a White Horse, RSVP Publishing (NZ), 2001 My Marine, Reed Publishing (NZ), 2001 Sea Secrets, Reed Publishing (NZ), 1998 and several school journal stories for Learning Media (NZ).
After Dark: Creatures of the New Zealand Forest (Scholastic, 2004). In this beautifully illustrated book Julia Crouth supplies rhyming clues to help readers discover some of New Zealands nocturnal creatures.