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Gerda Muller was born in 1926 in Naarden, Holland. She attended the Fine Arts School of Amsterdam and Ecole Estienne of Paris. She has illustrated over 120 books for children and her books have been translated into many languages. She is the illustrator of the Seasons board books, How Does My Garden Grow, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, A Year Around the Great Oak, and Where Do They Go When It Rains? (all Floris Books).
'The perfect companion for children who love to discover nature year around. I can't imagine a child who wouldn't be ready for gardening after reading the delightful story!' --The Reading Castle 'The combination of text and illustrations make this the kind of book you can keep coming back to. [...] There are some lovely examples to show children of how you can plan a plot to grow plants along with additional fact boxes and instructions to make things just like they have in the story. This is a lovely book to share with a class when doing a topic on seasons and growing plants.' --School Library Association 'Simply stated, no school or community library collection for young readers will be complete without the inclusion of Gerda Muller's "A Year in Our New Garden".' -- Midwest Book Review 'This is a really beautiful book.' --Juno 'European picture books are so much richer and more complex than most American picture books, and this is no exception. There is much more text, but patient American children will be rewarded by a wonderful, layered experience as they go through this book. Gerda Muller's enchanting illustrations, filled with details, will keep little readers engaged as they experience what European children are lucky enough to find quite often.' -- San Francisco Book Review 'Kids who pursue this gardening delight will need good reading skills - there's a good amount of text - or adult assistance, but the bright pages of gardening specifics and kid-oriented details on planting a garden shouldn't be missed.' --Midwest Book Review 'This book not only provides a vivid reminder of the importance of growing our own crops, but it also includes detailed images and descriptions of the seasonal changes and some of the activities such as making an acorn necklace or freshly-squeezed lemonade in which the youngsters engage. I liked the simple fact that their new friend Louis, who is depicted in a wheelchair, has his own balcony garden as well. I also enjoyed the youngsters' enthusiastic embracing of their various gardening projects.' --GoodReads, Barbara 'The beautifully detailed paintings invite close inspection as the seasons change[...] Helpful gardening tips, delicious recipes, and other related information accompany this tale and will surely inspire readers to create their own wonderful gardens. A fine companion to Muller's How Does My Garden Grow? and A Year Around the Great Oak, it continues her tradition of providing an engaging story that also seamlessly integrates facts about the natural world. VERDICT Both entertaining and useful, this book is recommended for every library.' --School Library Journal 2017 USBBY Outstanding International Books (OIB) List