The Thank You Book’s poetic text and tender illustrations celebrate the powerful impact gratitude can have on our lives. Now in a padded board book edition. Thank you isn’t just for learning manners. It’s also for when something wakes a little hum–a little happy hum–inside you and you want to answer back. The Thank You Book explores the many ways we can be thankful for the pleasures great and small that await us every day. Tender and poetic, it reflects on the role gratitude can play in our lives and celebrates the powerful impact it can have on us.
The text in this sweet board book feels slightly unexpected and unique in its wording, but I enjoyed it (though it's more embellished than it is simple or easier for little ones to understand). I thought this was a lovely take on and addition to books about being thankful for little moments. The illustrations are full of diverse characters. It spans through the seasons and moments of various importance, suggesting we say thank you for it all—whatever makes us feel glad inside.
Mary Lyn Ray has written many acclaimed books for children, including Go to Sleep, Little Farm, illustrated by Tricia Tusa; New York Times best-seller Stars, illustrated by Marla Frazee; Pumpkins, illustrated by Barry Root; and Red Rubber Boot Day and Mud, both illustrated by Lauren Stringer. She lives in South Danbury, New Hampshire. Visit her online at marylynray.com.
Stephanie Graegin is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including Super Manny Stands Up! by Kelly DiPucchio, Water in the Park by Emily Jenkins; Happy Birthday, Bunny! by Liz Garton Scanlon; and Peace Is an Offering by Annette Le Box. She earned her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her MFA in printmaking from Pratt Institute, and she currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can visit her at Graegin.com.
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