Deep below the ground, Mother Earth rouses her sleepy children. The little ones ready themselves for spring, then join a jubilant procession of bugs and beetles up into the summer meadows. In rhyming verse and embroidered quilted illustrations, the enchanting story is told, gently encouraging children to discover the wondrous world of nature just outside. Sieglinde Schoen Smith's award-winning intricate quilt illustrates her favorite childhood story, Sybylle von Olfers' The Story of the Root Children. Hard cover; 32 pages.
Suitable for ages 3 and up. Reading for grades 1 to 3.