Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Autumn!

Autumn was the first Gerda Muller book that made it's way into our collection when Finn was about 1 1/2 years old. At the time, he was content to sit with it for about 10 seconds before wandering off to find a car...but that was the case for most books at that age. As the season progressed and he moved toward his second birthday, I found myself referring to this wordless picture book when we engaged in a particularly autumnal task, and as a result, he began sitting with it on his own for longer periods of time.

Now Autumn is an eagerly anticipated join to move to the seasonal book basket we keep in our living room, and the rest of Gerda Muller's seasonal books have joined us as well. Her illustrations are simply darling and so handily capture the magic of each season from a young child's perspective.

I think Finn may have even learned a trick or two about enjoying each season's nature from these books. I remember him asking me last year if we could throw some leaves. :)


  1. We don't have any of her books, but I am hoping to start a collection for the new little one...

  2. Oh thank you. My little guy wanders off all the time, even for short readings, but he will sit and stare at pictures for a long time. I will be getting this book for sure!

  3. I love the idea of a seasonal book basket - I guess for us this is often the stack of library books - I love reading seasonal books. My Christmas holds are in and I have some books pre-requested for spring.