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'The illustrations are packed with detail and give you lots to talk about. The book was equally enjoyed by babies and older children and has more to offer than the average board book.' -- Hilary with Isaac (age 5) and Finty (6 months), Education Otherwise, December 2005 'This set of four picture books are a lovely way to inspire creativity and imagination in your little one. Each book contains its own season packed full of detailed drawings ... The most wonderful thing about these books is that the story is always different, there are always new things to discover and new stories to tell. If you are looking for some creative ways to introduce the Seasons to your kids or even just hoping to get some picture books, this set is a definite must.' -- Baby Let's Shop.com

About the Author

Gerda Muller was born in 1926 in Naarden, Holland. She attended the Fine Arts School of Amsterdam and later on, Ecole Estienne of Paris. She illustrated over 120 books for children and worked with many publishers. Her books have been translated in many languages.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 and up
  • Board book: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Floris Books (August 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0863151922
  • ISBN-13: 978-0863151927
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 6.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This title is one of four in a series about the seasons. My daughter and I love it because the book gives us a chance to explore the illustrations without being rushed by a worded story. (Obviously, there is no text.) At a year and a half she'll spend twenty minutes turning the pages and studying the pictures by herself.
The illustrations are beautiful without being sacchrine and bring a real sense of the season to the reader. As a parent, I applaud this because it gives me a starting point to talk about the upcoming season and the cycles of the year. I would highly recommend these books!
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My son is being raised trilingual (my husband and I speak different native languages, in addition to English). One of my biggest problems was reading books to my son - most books that he has are in English. I often would have to switch languages on him, when he'd bring me a book to read. These books, however, have no text, and the situations that they describe are universal - hence, perfect for multilingual kids. I can talk about the scenes in whatever language I am talking to the child at the time, and am also able to present the same set of words in different languages.

The pictures are very detailed and realistic. There's also a nice progression in each season depicted. For e.g, winter starts with the first snow and then on to children playing, family time indoors and outdoors, Christmas preparations, and the first crocus blooms under the snow signaling the end of winter.
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This series of seasons books by Gerda Muller were highly recommended by other parents. I can't be happier with them. There are no words/plot, just engaging scenes of children doing seasonal activities. My two year old can't get enough of them. The pictures are so active and full of detail that they capture his imagination and he pours over the pictures and talks about what he sees.

This is a wonderful way to introduce seasons to a child.
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Gerda Muller's lovely--and wordless--book "Winter" (together with "Spring,"

"Summer," and "Fall") is a cozy share-time each time my two-year-old daughter

and I crack the cover. It's about ambiance, really, and imagination. We just

tell the story of the pictures, each time a little differently. My daughter's

never bored. I'm never bored! Every parent of a pre-school child would benefit

from this delicious little quintet of books.
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I am trying to share the seasons and holidays with my baby; she is almost 5 months old.

We bought this board book and When Snowflakes Fall plus some holiday board books.

This Winter board book is nice because it doesn't have any words. There are just a whole bunch of little pictures that are very detailed. So, for example, you can talk about making tracks in the snow and rolling balls for a snowman, or if you really wanted to talk about details you could talk about how when you roll snowballs sometimes you end up with bits of dirt and leaves on the outside of the big snowball. The detail gives you so much to talk about.

I wasn't really sure how I would feel about a board book without words.

I've decided I like it a lot.

An added bonus is, without words and with so much detail, it will be easy for us to "read" this book in other languages. For example, we have a lady that comes to play with my daughter and talk to her in Chinese, and she will be able to "read" this book with my daughter, and it can inspire her to talk about different winter topics without feeling like she needs to understand some English text. Or, my daughter and I can "read" this in Spanish and my incomplete Spanish vocabulary will be all right, because I can just point out the things that I do know.

Honestly, I can't say that I love this artist's style. I think the people's faces are kind of ugly. It's much better than I could have painted, though. So, we're happy.

If you're considering this book, I recommend it. The pictures are interesting to my daughter, so I think we'll be "reading" this for several years.
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This completes the series for us.
We love these beautifully illustrated books.
My son loves them, and I love to exercise my creative mind
by making up the stories, which change a little every time I read them.
No child should be without these books!
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I previously reviewed the "Autumn" book from the same line very positively, and I give this one an equally enthusiastic 5 stars. I cannot stress enough how wonderful books with no words and beautiful illustrations are for the cognitive and language development of young children. Without focusing on a strict storyline (although the pictures and scenes in this book definitely connect to one another) children are able to really look and observe all of the little details that are happening on each page. I especially love that in these books (it was the same in the "Autumn" one, so I'm assuming it runs throughout the series) that there is a two-page spread of a lovely illustration depicting a seasonal scene, and then the following spread has little vignettes that show what happened next from the previous page. For example, one spread in this book shows the backyard of the family, with a child rolling up a large snowball, and another placing food in a large birdfeeder. In the vignettes on the following page, one is a snowman made from the snowball and other accessories that were in the yard on the previous page, and another is the birdfeeder with various creatures enjoying the treats placed there. My daughter, who is almost 3, loves these books, and so do the children in the morning playgroup that I run a few days a week. We will definitely be purchasing the spring and summer books in this series as those season approach!
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