Time to celebrate Earth Day, Sunday April 22nd 2018, which I try and do every day. What a privilege and responsibility to be stewards of this planet so rich in beauty and resources.
Title: Thank You, Earth – A Love Letter to Our Planet
Author & Illustrator: April Pulley Sayre
Publisher: Greewnwillow Books, 2018
Themes: nature, the earth, thankfulness, wonders, colors, shapes, concepts, conservation, environmentalism
Thank you for water and those that float,
for slippery seaweed
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?
Why I like this book:
A stunning and thoughtful introduction to nature and its concepts with a message of environmentalism and conservation. Precision closeups and gorgeous panoramic vistas capture the beauty of the Earth as the lyrical, rhythmic text gives gratitude.
This would be a great intro for a conservation unit, a class photography project or to celebrate Earth Day. The carefully crafted verse in super simple easy to understand language, with rhymes and repeated sounds, make this a great read aloud.
The end notes give readers more ideas on how to help the environment and detailed notes about the photographs.
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