Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet
Winner of the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature
"A splendid marriage of poetry and photography." --School Library Journal (starred review)
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, perfect for classrooms and homeschooling. This nonfiction picture book is ideal for Earth Day and for celebrating the planet all year long.
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.
Winner of the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature and a Green Earth Book Award Long List title!
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"The carefully crafted verse, with its rhymes and repeated sounds, should be a pleasure to read aloud--Sayre's skillful use of enjambment is notable, too. ...A splendid marriage of poetry and photography."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"[Sayre] uses vivid, full-color photos paired with simple lines that poetically and artistically tie to the images...The photographs truly make the book pop, and Sayre's adoration for her subject shines through. This would be a great addition to an ecologically themed storytime."--Booklist
"Sayre offers a powerful expression of gratitude for all that planet Earth has to offer. Vivid nature photography accompanies the prayerlike text."--Publishers Weekly