Annie M.G. Schmidt is a household name in the Netherlands. She died in 1995 at the age of 84. The jury of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, which she won in 1988, praised her for her ‘ironic tone, witty criticism and a style that is amusing, clear, rebellious and simple to its essence’.
It’s fabulous to have a selection of her poetry available in English translation and the book has apt and lively colourful illustrations by Sieb Posthuma (see our previous review).
My only wish is that the page designer had opted for a larger font size.
via A Pond Full Of Ink.