Biography of Ann Lootens, author of the children's picture books "The Birthday Surprise", published by Clavis Publishing, New York.
Ann Lootens was born in 1960 in Bruges (Belgium). Being a teacher, she published her first children’s book in 1995; a funny story for first readers, easy to read and read aloud. Since then, many articles in children’s magazines, and more than 60 children’s books (both picture books and readers) have been published with great success. 2 of her works have received the Flemish Children’s and Youth Jury award.