Protecting our wild places for the future generations of our planet
Becky is an award-winning children's book author from Kangaroo Island, South Australia. She was raised hiking, camping, surfing, and travelling in remote wildernesses. As a child, Becky felt a great connection to wild places and the wild life that live there. As an adult and a mother of three wildlings of her own, she feels it is her calling in life to encourage all children to love our natural environments.
Becky's first book, Children of the wild, is based loosely on her childhood immersed in the great outdoors. Her second book, 'Evie and the bushfire' won an international Nautilus award in the 2022 Children's Illustrated/fiction category. Becky wrote this book to help her community heal after devastating bushfires completely destroyed half of Kangaroo Island during the summer of 2019/20. It will be displayed at the World Book Fair in Frankfurt this coming October 2022. Becky continues to write between hiking, raising her children and working with wild dolphins on her beloved island home. She is a passionate advocate for wild places and hopes that they will always be there for humans to enjoy and for all other species to exist as they always have.
A BIT ABOUT BECKY
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Becky Westbrook's comforting picture book, Evie and the Bushfire, addresses Australia's devastating recent fires with a touch of magic.
The Story carries a powerful message: that hope and resilience are stronger than even the greatest disaster.
While this is a children’s book, the lyrical prose within also has the power to move adults. Westbrook illustrates some profound concepts that are still simple enough for children to understand, including the sense of lost hope: “Today nobody could see her for she was hope and today they had none.”