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Laura Watson

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LAURA WATSON’s childhood was spent drawing, painting and making crafts. This led to art school to pursue studies in fine art and illustration. Since then, Laura has created lighthearted and whimsical illustrations for children’s books and magazines, restaurants and retail, and children’s toys and puzzles. Laura’s studio is a vine-covered converted garage in her backyard in Toronto where she lives with her husband and daughter, and a big orange dog named Red.


  • I Can, Too!, Winner, The Word Awards - Books, General Market Fiction, Children, 2023
  • I Can, Too!, Short-listed, The Word Awards - Debra Fieguth Social Justice Award, 2023
  • I Can, Too!, Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2023
  • I Can, Too!, Commended, CBC Kids Reads, 2023
  • I Can, Too!, Commended, TD Summer Reading Club, Top Recommended Read, 2023
  • I Can, Too!, Commended, OLA Best Bets, Picture Books, 2022