Friday, July 23, 2010
Lovely Children's Books
We recently discovered children's books by Elsa Beskow and love them! While I had seen her artwork before, I had never actually read one of her books until I began research in the Waldorf theories of education. One of her most famous books is The Story of the Root Children, which tells about the little flower "children" waking for another spring and sleeping in the autumn. Our favorite is Peter In Blueberry Land, in which Peter has adventures while searching for blueberries and cranberries for his mother's birthday. I think Aidan enjoys it especially because he had so much fun picking blueberries last month. I look forward to reading more of her magical, imaginative books to the boys and loosing ourselves in her artwork.
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