A YEAR AROUND THE GREAT OAK ~ GERDA MULLER
Benjamin and Anna love staying with their cousin Robin in his house near the forest. In the autumn, Robin takes them to see his favourite tree a giant oak which is 300-years-old. The children build a den under the oak tree's giant branches and watch the squirrels hide acorns in its wide trunk.In the winter they ski through the forest and meet the foresters who chose which trees will become firewood this year but not their beautiful oak tree!In the spring the children go searching for the animals that live in the forest snuffling badgers, gentle deer and shy rabbits. One night, the tree helps Benjamin when he discovers a creature he didnt expect. How can the children say thank you? A beautifully detailed, seasonal story from Gerda Muller, illustrator of the beloved Seasons board books and Where Do They Go When it Rains? Children will love to spot the realistic animals and birds that live in the great oaks forest.
Gerda Muller was born in 1926 in Naarden, Holland. She attended the Fine Arts School of Amsterdam and later on, Ecole Estienne of Paris. She illustrated over 120 books for children and worked with many publishers. Her books have been translated in many languages. She is the illustrator of the board books Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter; Goldilocks and the Three Bears; and Where Do They Go When It Rains? (all Floris Books).