The Little Birch
The little birch doesn't know much about life yet, about the seasons, the wind and the weather, the other plants, all the animals, large and small, or about humans. All she sees is their constant coming and going, but she doesn't understand what it's all about. So the old veteran beech tree explains everything: where the clouds and the rain come from (or even storms), why the deer step out into the clearing at dawn, where the fox creeps off to in the twilight, how caterpillars turn into butterflies and what makes crickets chirp so loudly. The beech knows all this and much much more. Reading this book, the seasons will seem to fly by in a flash - its story and pictures help you understand what a whole year in nature means.