Gerda Muller Books

By , December 14, 2007 12:54 pm

I just bought the whole set of these for my almost two-year old. They were so lovely that I couldn’t wait for Christmas to bring them out!

These books are refreshingly simple. There are four in the series, one for each season. There are no words, only lovely drawings of children engaged in fun activities appropriate to the season of the book.

There is lots to see and talk about, from picking out objects and colors, to discussing seasons, weather, clothing, nature, activities and play! My daughter loves these and will sit and pore of the pages with great interest.

Another thing I really like about these books is the fact that they are sturdy board books. This is good for us, since I think ours will get a lot of love and use!

Thank you to Greenemother of The Owl and the PussyCat, where I first learned of the series. I urge you to read her thoughts on these lovely books. I am grateful for your recommendation!

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3 Responses to “Gerda Muller Books”

  1. Stephanie says:

    I love the idea of these books and I hope to pick them up for my children. I’ve been trying to find out, however, if the book features any children of color. One of my children has Ethiopian heritage and gets lonely for brown when books exclusively feature light-skinned children.
    .-= Stephanie´s last blog ..Easter Plans =-.

  2. Mom Unplugged says:

    The main children in these books are Caucasian and are part of a Caucasian family. I have not read them in a while, there may be some children of color in background scenes, but I’ll have to dig them out and check.

    The Gerda Muller books (although they are wonderful) might not be best for what you are searching for. Have you tried books illustrated by Helen Oxenbury? Also, the book store Brown Sugar & Spice might be a great resource. They sell only African American and multicultural children’s books. (http://www.brownssbooks.com)

    Good luck with your search, I hope I could help!

  3. Stephanie says:

    Oh, thank you! You were most helpful! I’ll check out Helen Oxenbury a well as Brown Sugar & Spice. We try to have lots of diversity represented in books, so I will probably still get the Gerda Muller seasons collection (because from what I’ve read, they are exquisite), but will find some additional titles to balance them out. Many thanks~ Stephanie
    .-= Stephanie´s last blog ..Easter Plans =-.

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