I actually have two of them and come Autumn this is our favourite book. Lyn Plourde has written one for each season, and they are all lovely, but this one has a special place in my heart.
For this is the story of Mother Earth’s wild child who just will not go to bed.
“‘Time for bed,’ Mother Earth said,
’Not for a while,’ said her first wild child.”
Sound familiar? My girls love chiming in with the wild child as she delays bedtime with requests for a song, and a snack, and pyjamas and a kiss, and all the while Greg Couch’s stunning pictures show the gentle rhythm of Autumn, of the harvest, of the leaves, until finally, mother earth’s wild child is ready for bed, and snuggles down tight under a blanket of snow.
And just like that, winter has arrived.
This is an old book, but keep an eye out on Abebooks (the biggest online secondhand bookstore) as it’s definitely worth finding it. Plus, buying second-hand (assuming the carbon miles aren’t too crazy, which is also worth factoring in when you order anything from book depository) ) is way more environmentally friendly!