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My First Root Children

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My First Root Children

By Sibylle von Olfers

"A beautifully imagination inspiring way to introduce the seasons and teach children all about the changes in weather, nature and colour as they learn about spring, summer, autumn and winter … Children will be able to memorise and read this simple text independently very quickly and talk about the pictures. They will also be inspired to draw and imagine their own thinking about seasonal transitions and nature.'—Early Years Educator

"The illustrations are striking for their detail of leaves, flowers and insects, in attractive muted colours."—Juno Magazine

All through winter the root children sleep underground. When spring comes Mother Nature wakes them up, ready to go outside into the sunshine with the beetles, bees and ladybirds. The root children play in the forest with the butterflies in spring and dance in the meadow in the summer. When autumn comes and the cold wind starts to blow, Mother Earth calls them back underground to go to sleep for the winter.

My First Root Children is a lively abridgment of the much-loved The Story of the Root Children. The sturdy board book edition includes all of Sibylle von Olfers's original art-nouveau illustrations, sympathetically adapted to fit the new format, alongside simplified text suitable for very young children.

A perfect seasonal story, My First Root Children is a classic tale of spring awakening, filled with adorable characters and beautiful landscapes.

Hardcover, Board Book
10 pages
Age range: 1-3 years
Floris Books, 2nd Edition 2020
First published in 1906
5.75 x 7.25 inches
ISBN 9781782507086

$9.95 $9.95