“Nature's gifts are recognized and celebrated in this minimalist picture book that links gratitude with life itself.” — Kirkus Reviews
Clouds bring the rain that makes puddles to splash in. Sheep give us wool for our sweaters and hats. The honey that sweetens our bread comes from bees (thank you, bees). With spare, repetitive text and bright, torn-paper collage artwork, this picture book gives even the youngest readers a subtle sense of how everyday things are related — and inspires an appreciation for life’s simple gifts.
About the Author
Toni Yuly is the creator of the picture books The Whole Wide World and Me, The Jelly Bean Tree, Cat Nap, Night Owl, and Early Bird. After many years as a librarian, she now dedicates herself to designing, painting, and writing all day. She lives in Bremerton, Washington.
Nature's gifts are recognized and celebrated in this minimalist picture book that links gratitude with life itself...Appreciation is emblematic in this attractive and uncomplicated narrative that may also serve as a nondenominational bedtime prayer for the very young. —Kirkus Reviews
Despite the simplicity of text and artwork, this book delivers a powerful message about appreciating the environment and its gifts and the interconnectedness of the ecosystems. —School Library Journal
With sparing text and paper-collage art, this is a perfect little book about appreciating life’s simple gifts. —Red Tricycle
Yuly reminds readers of the importance of appreciating the natural world...Brief enough to hold even a toddler’s attention, this will suit story hours ranging from Thanksgiving to Earth Day. —Booklist Online
This is an exuberant book about some everyday gifts from the natural world and a lighthearted way to express gratitude for them, with words that are easy, charming and important to say out loud now and then: “Thank you, bees,” “Thank you, trees,” “Thank you, Earth.” —Washington Post