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My First Root Children Edition 2

Board book
November 2020
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    10th November 2020
  • ISBN 9781782507086
  • Language English
  • Pages 10 pp.
  • Size 5.7" x 7"

All through winter, the root children sleep underground. When spring comes, Mother Nature wakes them up, and they get ready to go outside into the sunshine with the beetles, bees, and ladybirds.

The root children play in the forest with the butterflies. In summer, they dance in the meadow and by the stream. When autumn comes and the cold wind starts to blow, Mother Earth calls them back underground to sleep for the winter. 

The classic, seasonal Story of the Root Children is presented for the first time as a boardbook for very young children. While the overall story remains the same, the language has been simplified. All of the beautiful original illustrations are included, with some sympathetically adapted to fit the new format.

(Ages 1–3 years)

“'A beautifully imagination inspiring way to introduce the seasons and teach children all about the changes in weather, nature and color as they learn about spring, summer, autumn, and winter.... Children will be able to memorize 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

Sibylle von Olfers

Sibylle von Olfers (1881–1916) was born Maria Regina Angela Hedwig Sibylla von Olfers in the Castle of Metgethen (Schloss Metgethen), near Königsberg. She grew up in a sheltered childhood and enjoyed, together with her brothers and sisters, education and teaching through governesses and private tutors. Sebylle became a German art teacher and nun and worked as an author and illustrator of children's books. In 1906 she published her most well-known work, Etwas von den Wurzelkindern, translated into English as The Root Children. She used a blend of natural observation and simple design, which has led to comparisons with Kate Greenaway and Elsa Beskow.