Today the postman delivered a surprise package. When I undid the jiffy bag, I found an edition of An Itch To Scratch in Afrikaans! Gullane, the British publisher, will have emailed me about this when the deal was struck, but it is often such a long while before the book appears, that I forget all about it.
Illustrators and authors should always be sent a copy of every foreign edition, so after a while you build up quite a collection. They come in all sorts of interesting and obscure languages. The Scandinavian ones are always rather fun, but my favourite so far is the Arabic edition of Big Bad Wolf Is Good.
You learn something every day.