Eerdman Books for Young Readers recently published my translation of Bibi Dumon Tak’s Mikis and the Donkey, beautifully illustrated by Philip Hopman. It’s a lovely little gem of a book about a young boy who teaches his grandfather to take good care of the family’s donkey. The story’s warm and fun and its message about animal welfare is both subtle and effective. Bibi also wrote Soldier Bear, which I translated for Eerdmans a couple of years ago. Here’s wishing Mikis and his donkey every success!