Bette Westera (b. 1958) has written many children’s books, among them picture, poetry and nonfiction books. This Dutch author is also sought after as a picture book translator, especially when rhyme is involved. In her seemingly simple texts, she manages to combine serious issues and humour. Her books and poems are imaginative and boast recognisable themes. She has won several awards and her work is often compared to that of Annie M.G. Schmidt.
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