Gerda Muller was born in 1926 in Naarden, Holland. She attended the Fine Arts School of Amsterdam and Ecole Estienne of Paris. She has illustrated over 120 books for children and her books have been translated into many languages. She is the illustrator of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Town Musicians of Bremen, A Year Around the Great Oak, A Year in Our New Garden, How Does My Garden Grow?, Where Do They Go When It Rains and the 'Seasons' board books (all Floris Books).
'An extraordinarily beautiful and informative book. 5/5 stars' -- A Window Into Books 'Packed with lovely illustrations and a wealth of information about the different fruits from different regions... whether shared as a group, or browsed at leisure, there is a wonderful world of information awaiting young readers. I certainly learnt a great deal!' -- Early Years Educator 'The illustrations of the fruits are done in botanical-style and... are exquisite in beauty and detail. I would recommend this for parents to explore with their children, as there is just so much information here about anyone and everyone's favourite fruit and how they grow. 5 stars.' -- Youth Services Book Review '[The book] invites readers to join Sophie as she learns all about fruit! Through the seasons, readers will learn about everything from juicy cherries and plump peaches to bold figs and delicate olives... introduces the tasks involved with harvesting and processing fruit all while offering facts about history and production.' -- New York Botanical Garden 'How Does My Fruit Grow?' is a superb companion picture book to Gerda Muller's beloved 'How Does My Garden Grow?' and is a storytelling showcase of beautiful, and fascinatingly detailed, illustrations. The simple story, both informative and entertaining, is perfect for teaching children ages 4 to 7 where food comes from, and for inspiring interest in the wonderful diversity of the world around us. Charmingly delightful and entertainingly informative, 'How Does My Fruit Grow?' is unreservedly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections.' -- Midwest Book Review 'Each page is filled with colorful images of fruit with labels and fun facts. There is a lot to explore and read on each page... I can see this book being used in a classroom studying plants, cultures and even health.' -- NetGalley, Educator Praise for How Does My Garden Grow? 'It's a wonderful book which my daugher loved and started reading immediately. It's colourful and educational, yet written in a very simple and easy to understand language.' -- Green Kiddie blog 'If your children think they would like to have a vegetable garden this spring, How Does My Garden Grow, written and illustrated by Gerda Muller, shows how gardening can be an adventure with feasts to behold as vegetables mature and reach edible size. The story is accompanied and bordered by all sorts of instructive, labeled drawings and lists of all things gardening, very entertaining and informative.' -- Vermont Country Sampler 'This warm story of a child's summer at her grandparents' French country farm lovingly describes basic gardening techniques... This combination of engaging story and gardening information will delight and teach readers.' -- School Library Journal 'The illustrations of vegetables are easy to recognise and name -- and the recipes simple and look delicious!' -- Kindling, The Journal for Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Care and Education 'A bright book to teach children where our food comes from.' -- Juno