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My First Root Children | Sibylle von Olfers I Board Book -  Alder & Alouette

My First Root Children | Board Book | Sibylle von Olfers

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My First Root Children is an abridgement of the preschool book The Story of the Root Children by Sibylle von Olfers made especially for toddlers. Now young children can also experience one of the most beloved stories and favorite books for children!
The sturdy board book edition includes all of Sibylle von Olfers's original art-nouveau illustrations, adapted to fit this new format, alongside simplified text for toddlers. 

All through winter the root children sleep underground. When spring comes, Mother Earth 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
  • Written and illustrated by Sibylle von Olfers. 
  • Published by Floris Books, Edinburgh, Scotland; November 17, 2020.
  • Ages 1 to 4 years
  • 0.5" H x 7.0" L x 5.6" (0.35lbs.) 10 pages
  • Board Book