Sibylle von Olfers' (1881-1916) blend of natural observation and use of simple design has led to comparisons with Kate Greenaway and Elsa Beskow. Her other published works include Princess in the Forest, The Story of the Snow Children, The Story of the Wind Children, The Story of the Butterfly Children and The Story of the Rabbit Children.
'a beautifully imagination inspiring way to introduce the seasons and teach children all about the changes in weather, nature and colour as they learn about spring, summer, autumn and winter ... Children will be able to memorise and read this simple text independently very quickly and talk about the pictures. They will also be inspired to draw and imagine their own thinking about seasonal transitions and nature.' -- Early Years Educator, March 2012 'The illustrations are striking for their detail of leaves, flowers and insects, in attractive muted colours.' -- Juno Magazine, Spring 2012