With the weather getting snowy and colder we spend less time outside and more inside. As a parent I try to find fun and exciting things for my children to do while we are cooped up in the house. Reading books while they are off school keeps their minds fresh during that break and it lets them hear new and interesting stories. This book by Rotraut Susanne Berner called All Around Bustletown: Winter is a great book your kids will love. This board book is perfect for snow days, cozy evenings by the fire, and holiday gift-giving!
About Rotrout Susanne Berner:
Rotraut Susanne Berner is one of Germany’s most loved children’s authors and has earned a worldwide audience with her popular All Around Bustletown series. She is a multi-time finalist for the Hans Christian Anderson award, which she won in 2016. She lives in Munich, Germany.
Winter has arrived and everywhere you look people are embracing the season. At home there’s baking, reading, and sleeping in, while on the farm the fields are fallow and quiet. Outside people are bundled up against the cold as they are skating, sledding, and running to catch a crowded bus. The town’s buildings are alive with activity–piano lessons, a dentist appointment, shopping for presents, and visiting the museum. And if you look closer, you’ll recognize the same characters on page after page, each with their own story. Wilfred the jogger has lost his keys, and Erica is shopping for a Christmas tree.
Each minutely detailed scene is bursting with different people, such as a cheerful lady with an umbrella and a young violinist, as well as animals and birds. In the tradition of Richard Scarry and Where’s Waldo, this book encourages kids to return again and again to these charming spreads, following along with the characters and inventing their own stories. They’ll recognize parts of their own world, while also learning about the endless ways we live, work, and play in the winter.
We have added All Around Bustletown: Winter to our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide