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Gerda Muller

Gerda Muller’s books are so beautifully illustrated. She is known for her love of nature and natural scenes. Muddy Faces thinks her books are a must for every Early Years setting!

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About Gerda Muller

Gerda Muller was born in 1926 in Naarden, the Netherlands. She studied at the Fine Arts School of Amsterdam and École Estienne of Paris. Gerda has illustrated over 120 books for children, many of which have been translated worldwide.

Artistic Style

Gerda Muller works across a wide variety of mediums and uses diverse techniques when illustrating. For precise line work, she typically works with black and sepia pen, using watercolours to add colour and detail. Her picture book illustrations have also made use of coloured pencils, oils, lithography and more recently, pastels. Her illustrations are vibrant, detailed, and reflect the changing seasons and landscapes.

Where do they go when it rains?
by Gerda Muller

This is just the sort of question children filled with curiosity ask!

This book tells a simple story of children connecting with nature and observing animal behaviours in the rain. While reading this book a rain-filled day can be filled with joy. The illustrations naturally lend themselves to a myriad of things to talk about.

A lovely story to share with older pre-school children and those in their first year at school ... this is a fresh and colourful presentation of the answer to an age-old question. Don't forget to look at the end-papers.
Beverley Mathias, The School Librarian, Summer 2010

Where Do They Go When it Rains? - Gerda Muller

£12.99 exVAT

Stef takes the twins out for a walk to the pond. On their way they pass through fields full of flowers, grasshoppers and bees. They stop at a farm, where they feed the hens, pigs and ponies. But when they reach ...

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