The Story of the Root Children, A Sibylle von Olfers book
Under the ground, deep in the earth among the roots of the trees, the little root children were fast asleep all winter long. When at last the winter came to an end, Mother Earth came along with her candle to wake them up.
When spring comes, it's time for the root children - snowdrop, forget-me-not, buttercup, daisy and poppy - to wake up! There are new dresses to sew, and the insects need to be painted.
Sibylle von Olfers' classic story has been loved by generations of children.