"We started off our year with the theme Children of the Earth. We learned about forest animals, little children of the woods, elves, and other creatures of this world and others. This is a great introductory story to the worlds of nature and the "little people"."
"I got a used copy, because I wanted this to be the full-sized version. This is the best Beskow for preschoolers, a more simple story than her others, and with a very preschool-minded adventure. This has been the Dudimus' favorite book from our Children of the Earth unit."
"Amazing! This was a perfect book for our Mabon unit, we learned about apples and corn. Learn about the life-cycle of an apple tree, from fruit to seed to tree, and back to fruit. In addition, learn to love and respect Mother Earth for Her many gifts."
"What a beautiful story, and absolutely amazing design. Follow a little leaf as she is afraid to leave the security of her tree, through the autumn season and into winter. Then watch as she finally gains courage, and a friend to soar through the air with."
"Not a children's book per-se, but a classic. I am blessed to have my mother's much loved old copy, and my son and I spend many hours looking through this book and talking about the world of gnomes. Please look through it first so you can decide if it is appropriate for your child."
"In the deep of Winter we looked to the moon, and learned about the great outer space as well. I want to engage our son with stories of the mythical moon, as well as the "real" one, so we enjoyed this book for the more magical side of things."
"Every little boy (and girl) dreams of going into space on a rocket ship, and I can't deny my son these wonderful imaginations. So while we learned about shining mother moon in space, we also learned about the wonders of space travel."
"If you can do one thing with your preschooler at home, you should cook with them. These two books were the springboard for our cooking adventures, and I truly believe the best part of our preschool program was bringing my son into the kitchen."
"It may not seem very magical, but science is a wonderous world for people of all ages, and I think a perfect complement to a more mystical education. This book had great ideas for our preschool themes, as well as many more to use in later years. If you stretch your imagination, you can fit these ideas into many themes."