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.