Betty & Cat Books

Betty & Cat is a series of children’s books that reflect the way today’s children play with language. You won’t find a translation, just two critters communicating: Cat in English and Betty in Dutch or French  depending on the book.

These books are ideal for

  1. children being brought up bilingually, who are comfortable switching between the two languages, and are looking for books that reflect their unique lifestyle;
  2. adults close to those children who may have forgotten some of their English-language skills (or are learning French or Dutch), and want to participate in the bilingual experience of these children; and,
  3. children who are struggling with learning English and who perhaps don’t see the point of learning another language.

The series starts in Dutch with Thuis bij Betty & Cat At Home, in which the characters are introduced. The second book is In de Kennel met Betty & Cat In the Kennel.  It is also available in French/English (Au chenil avec Betty & Cat In the kennel). This second book may have a particular resonance with kids who have moved from one country to another. (Spoiler alert: it has a happy ending!)

Book three in the series is Dans la neige avec Betty & Cat In the snow or Het sneeuwt bij Betty & Cat In the snow.