Twelve amusing poems by the “queen of Dutch children’s literature,” paired with charming illustrations of reindeer houseguests, mischievous little girls, ever-singing tea kettles, an
Annie M.G. Schmidt (1911–1995) was an iconic Dutch writer of poetry, songs, books, plays, musicals, and radio and television dramas. Her poems, songs, novels, and stories are beloved in her native Holland and across the world. Often dubbed the queen of Dutch children’s books, Annie received numerous honors throughout her career, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1988.
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Sieb Posthuma (1960–2014) was an award-winning Dutch illustrator, writer, and theater designer. The first English-language edition of A Pond Full of Ink was named as one of the best books of 2014 by the Globe and Mail, the Boston Globe, and by the American Booksellers Association. Sieb’s other books include What Ollie Saw (Levine Querido) and Where Is Rusty? (Gecko Press).
David Colmer is an Australian writer and translator of Dutch- and Flemish-language literature. He has translated over seventy books throughout his career, including I’ll Root for You (Eerdmans) and Little Fox (Levine Querido). His translations have won several prestigious awards, such as the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. David lives in Amsterdam. Follow him on Twitter @david_colmer.