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“When the Root Children Wake”


Description from Cuban Queen Crazy Chick: An old German folktale about the changing of the seasons. When winter is over, Mother Earth and all her children wake up from the long winter to bring spring to the world. The version that I have is written by Audrey Wood and breathtakingly illustrated with oil paintings by Ned Bittinger. It's one of my favorite children's books.


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  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a wonderful story, Ivy, and such a beautiful pick to illustrate it! :D

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Oh my goodness Ivy!
    These colors are so beautiful together! Straight to my favs!!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Wonderful creation of a pick. Gorgeous together.

  4. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    This is to die for , I love this!! This is a definate favs!

  5. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Thank you, chickies! I also made this pick to wake up those darn kids! I’m ready for spring! LOL :P

  6. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Sure hope it works, Ivy!!! LOL

  7. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
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  8. Frida
    Frida says:

    WoW I love this pick crazy chick!!! Keep it as a fave, cuz this is inspiration!

  9. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Gorgeous pick, Ivy!

  10. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Very pretty. I’m going to see if I can find that story. The greens are so beautiful in this pick, as is everything else.

  11. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Thank you, ladies! Linda, you can look it up on Amazon, sometimes they even let you leaf through the book.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful !!!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    I just googled it but didn’t mess around too long yet I was afraid I would miss something here tonight.

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Each time I look at these stones I like the combination more and more. That could be dangerous.

  15. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Gonna check Amazon later – but this is the fun time of Lima Beads – so I can’t get off this site. Darn Lima Beads has me addicted – big time

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Fantastic choices, Ivy! This is definitely a favorite! I am going to check out the book too, it sounds like a great story. I love the books by Don & Audrey Wood, but I’ve never seen this one. Thanks for sharing it!

  17. Joyce M
    Joyce M says:

    Love these colors!!!!!! Beautiful.

  18. Cj w aka Slacker Chick
    Cj w aka Slacker Chick says:

    I know that folk tale too. I think that it is wonderful. Great pick to represent it.

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    pretty pick, Crazy Chick! thanks for sharing the folktale! i’ll have to check into it …wake up spring! we are soooo ready! :)

  20. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Lovely pick (as always) and enchanting folktale. I’d love to see Artja’s take on the ‘root children’ – maybe something in bronze or copper clay????

  21. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Thanks for all of your comments, chicks! I love chatting with you ladies here on LB. Mary, that would be interesting to see Arja’s take on it. She’s such a wonderful artist. Yes, Linda, I am completely addicted, too. I don’t go a day without at least checking in! :P

  22. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    beautiful pick. going to my favs…and maybe my shopping cart! Thanks for the inspiration

  23. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    Beautiful combo (classic Cuban Queen Crazy Chick! :) )! Fun story! I haven’t heard of that one!

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    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    I really love this pick….I saw it during the Egg Hunt, but didn’t take the time to comment on it…. LOL I love Audrey Wood’s books :)

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