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.
These books are ideal for
- children being brought up bilingually, who are comfortable switching between the two languages, and are looking for books that reflect their unique lifestyle;
- adults close to these children who may have forgotten some of their English-language skills (or are learning Dutch), but want to participate in the bilingual experience of these children; and,
- children who are struggling with learning English and who perhaps don’t see the point of learning another language.
The series starts 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*. 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!)
* Available mid-March 2014.