Author/Editor: Judy Horacek

Judy Horacek

Judy Horacek is one of Australia's well-known cartoonists, and a writer. She has been widely published both in Australia and overseas. Her cartoons are found on fridges and toilet doors throughout the world and her work has appeared in The Australian, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and numerous magazines, journals and books.  

Six collections of her work have been published.  Horacek's cartoons appear on greeting cards, teatowels, t-shirts, aprons, mugs and fridge magnets and she also makes limited edition prints, and runs a website full of cartoons.


Her other books include: Unrequited Love (1994), Woman with Altitude (1997, 1998), Lost in Space (1998), If the fruit fits (1999), Reading Magic: How Your Child Can Learn to Read Before School and Other Read-Aloud Miracles (2001), I am woman, hear me draw (2002), Where Is the Green Sheep? (2005) and The story of Growl (2008).


02 Aug 2010 Judy Horacek's families

Judy Horacek currently posts cartoons to her website each month according to a theme. This month's theme is 'Families' and contains plenty of cartoons selec... more

Where is the Green Sheep? 2005 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards, Best Language Development Book for Young Children
Where is the Green Sheep? 2005 Crichton Award, shortlisted
Where is the Green Sheep? 2005 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award, Book of the Year: Early Childhood

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