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Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet (Hardcover)

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Once again Sayre has combined her exquisite photographs with simple but powerful text.  Written as a thank you to the earth, varied plant and animal life is shown which can appeal to all ages.  She ends with “Thank you for sunsets, For edges eyes can roam. Thank you for beginnings, for endings, for lifetimes.  Thank you for being our home.”  The ending notes from the author encourage readers to be involved in protecting our planet.  There are concrete suggestions, all ideas that can empower readers young and old. 

— Shirley Mullin

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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!

About the Author


April Pulley Sayre is the award-winning creator of numerous books for children, including the acclaimed Raindrops Roll, Best in Snow, and Full of Fall. She has traveled to many places to observe, investigate, and photograph the world. The stunning photographs in Cityscape illuminate basic concepts of art, science, design, engineering, math, construction, and language arts for budding engineers, artists, architects, construction workers, and poets alike! April Pulley Sayre lives in South Bend, Indiana. You can visit her online at www.aprilsayre.com.

















Jacket photography © 2018 by April Pulley Sayre




April Pulley Sayre is the award-winning creator of numerous books for children, including the acclaimed Raindrops Roll, Best in Snow, and Full of Fall. She has traveled to many places to observe, investigate, and photograph the world. The stunning photographs in Cityscape illuminate basic concepts of art, science, design, engineering, math, construction, and language arts for budding engineers, artists, architects, construction workers, and poets alike! April Pulley Sayre lives in South Bend, Indiana. You can visit her online at www.aprilsayre.com.

















Jacket photography © 2018 by April Pulley Sayre


Praise For…


“Colorful photographs and large, bold text fulfill the title’s promise. The photographs are top-notch...Little ones will enjoy the verses and photographs at face value, while elementary school-aged students may well read the simple—although far from simplistic—verses right through to the weightier prose at the end.”
Kirkus Reviews

“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
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062697349
ISBN-10: 006269734X
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: February 20th, 2018
Pages: 40
Language: English
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