About the Authors

Text by Hennie Jacobs
Illustrations by Christine Duvernois and Madeleine van der Raad

Hennie Jacobs

DSCN1089The books are written by Hennie Jacobs, who became bilingual virtually overnight at the age of six as a Dutch immigrant to Montreal. An advertising copywriter, Hennie teaches English as a second language, to both business people and children, in a playful, fun, and non-threatening way.

Contact: hennie@bettyandcat.com

Christine Duvernois

ChristineChristine studied at l’École des Arts Appliqués in Lyon. She worked for several years as a textile designer. For the last 15 years, Christine has been working freelance as a graphic artist, primarily in the fields of tourism, the environment, and education. Playing with brushes, paints, and paper – and the latest digital design tools – Christine’s illustrations are perfect for Betty & Cat’s new look. Contact: atelier@atrait.com

Madeleine van der Raad

madeleine van der raadMadeleine is a young illustrator with several children’s books to her credit, including the recently published Willewete. Naar de dierentuin. Her whimsical approach to the drawing of animals has ensured that the critters in Thuis bij  Betty and Cat At Home are charming, approachable characters.

Contact: madeleine@madelart.nl

Betty & Cat books are published in The Netherlands.

Copyright 2014 by Hennie Jacobs