Children of the Forest by Elsa Beskow
Children of the Forest affirms the life children experience within the stillness of the forest floor. They are little people who wear acorn caps and toadstool hats and spin yarn from cotton grass.
The children of the forest live deep in the roots of an old pine tree. They collect wild mushrooms and blueberries and shelter under toadstools when it rains.
They play with the squirrels and frogs, and when autumn comes, they collect and prepare food to see them through the long winter, until the warm spring breeze starts to blow.