Cover image for Thank you, Earth : a love letter to our planet / April Pulley Sayre.
Thank you, Earth : a love letter to our planet / April Pulley Sayre.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, New York : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 24 X 26 cm
Water, air, light. Patterns, curves, shapes, colors. Things that crawl, fly, float, run, bloom, ripen. Think of everything Earth gives us. What are you most thankful for?


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525 SAY Book Junior Collection
525 SAY Book Junior Collection

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Acclaimed children's book author and photographer April Pulley Sayre's love letter to Earth is a stunning exploration of the beauty and complexity of the world around us. Remarkable photographs and a rich, layered text introduce concepts of science, nature, geography, biology, poetry, and community.

April Pulley Sayre, award-winning photographer and acclaimed author of more than sixty-five books, introduces concepts of science, nature, and language arts through stunning photographs and a poetic text structured as a simple thank-you note.

Touching on subjects from life cycles to weather, colors, shapes, and patterns, this is an ideal resource for science and language art curriculums and a terrific book for bedtime sharing. Thank You, Earth is a great choice for Earth Day celebrations, as well as family and group read-alouds.

Includes backmatter with kid-friendly ideas for conservation projects information about the photographs, and additional resources.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Sayre offers a powerful expression of gratitude for all that planet Earth has to offer. Vivid nature photography accompanies the prayerlike text: "Thank you for leaves and stems and buds, for plant parts we can eat. Thank you for sounds and storms, and seasons." Sayre's photographs vary in their compositions, sometimes with a single image taking up a spread and sometimes two or more images featured side by side. "Thank you for those that crawl," Sayre writes of a creature that resembles a land crab. "Yes, all. All. All. Even those that sting," she continues, in reference to a photograph of bees pollinating a flower. "Thank you for beginnings, for endings, for lifetimes. Thank you for being our home," Sayre concludes, with a spread showing a squirrel, pink flowers, and tide pools at dusk. In appended materials, she provides suggestions of ways readers can show their own thanks to the planet. Ages 4-8. Agent: Emily Mitchell, Wernick & Pratt Agency. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.