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The thank you book, Mary Lyn Ray ; illustrated by Stephanie Graegin

Label
The thank you book
Title
The thank you book
Statement of responsibility
Mary Lyn Ray ; illustrated by Stephanie Graegin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Explores the ways thankfulness can find expression throughout the day
Tone
Writing style
Character
Illustration
Review
  • Preschool-Grade 2 This quiet picture book offers answers for an unspoken question: “What is thank you for?” Setting aside the rote teaching of manners, Ray’s simple, precise text concentrates on the sometimes small, sometimes enormous things that can awaken spontaneous gratitude. “Thank you is for laps / and books. / It’s for having birthdays. / And for birthday cake. / It’s also for when hurt or sad or not-so-good gets better.” One beautiful double-page illustration shows a group of characters gathered atop a moonlit hilltop, looking out over the snowy fields and houses below and the stars above. In contrast, the next page spotlights one of those children back at home, playing with boats and bubbles in the bathtub. Graegin’s delicate mixed-media artwork illustrates the text through the actions, expressions, and gestures of amiable characters who make up a close-knit, diverse community of people and dressed animals. Many of the scenes offer intriguing details for young children to discover and enjoy. An appealing picture book with a theme that’s timely at Thanksgiving but always relevant. -- Carolyn Phelan (Reviewed 8/20/2018) (Booklist, vol 115, number 22)
  • PreS-Gr 2—The idea of being grateful and exploring happiness is the core of this relentlessly cute little book. A group of human children with round heads, varying skin colors, and button eyes occupy a quaint world full of equally adorable bipedal animals dressed in human clothes. From tiny birds in bowler hats and bow ties to long-necked deer in peacoats and pom-pom hats, the illustrations portray a warm, cozy, and happy world full of farmers markets, picnics, parties, and friendship. The text focuses on experiences of happiness that kids can actually relate to, and is poetic enough to evoke real feeling and understanding of the concept of gratitude for the good things in life. "Thank you isn't just for learning manners. It's also for when something wakes a little hum—a happy little hum—inside you and you want to answer back. So when the sun brings a new day, a thank you is for morning." The book also references the idea that thank you is also for when bad things improve: "It's also for when hurt or sad or not-so-good gets better." After hedgehog trips and drops his ice cream cone, cat helps him up and they share another cone. VERDICT Discussions of gratitude, happiness, and kindness are always needed, and this small book makes the medicine go down with a delicious spoonful of sugar. Perfect for one-on-one sharing.—Anna Haase Krueger, Ramsey County Library, MN --Anna Haase Krueger (Reviewed 07/01/2018) (School Library Journal, vol 64, issue 7, p45)
  • A picture book with a small trim about the value of expressing thanks for the little and big things in life. With poetic skill, author Ray uses lyrical language and a deeply felt sense of authenticity to spin out a story about saying "thank you." In each page, she picks out parts of the day where readers may feel "a little hum—a happy little hum...and you want to answer back." She enumerates gratitude to the morning, for "glue and glitter," to parades (where the signs read "Peace" "Love," "Kindness")—permission and encouragement to say "thank you" back is presented throughout in a delightful, nonsanctimonious way. Illustrator Graegin's friendly, warm illustrations use soft shades of natural-looking color as she interweaves circular spot illustrations featuring cozy scenes with double-page spreads evoking a larger world. The illustrations are populated with a rich variety of snuggly-looking animals dressed in clothing and children of dark to light skin and hair—humans and animals interacting with one another without any sort of hierarchy or division between them. The illustrations not only present the text's theme of saying "thank you," but also amplify it by giving the story an emphasis on diversity and equality. A delightful little book that encourages readers to connect to places, times, and one another with the simple act of saying "thank you" and whose illustrations promote equality, diversity, kindness, and gratitude for all. (Picture book. 2-8) (Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10691358
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ray, Mary Lyn
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.R210154
LC item number
Th 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Graegin, Stephanie
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gratitude
  • Conduct of life
  • Animals
  • Picture books for children
  • Gratitude
  • Conduct of life
  • Animals
  • Picture books for children
  • Animals
  • Conduct of life
  • Gratitude
Target audience
primary
Label
The thank you book, Mary Lyn Ray ; illustrated by Stephanie Graegin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1022978560
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780544791367
Lccn
2017061517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1022978560
Label
The thank you book, Mary Lyn Ray ; illustrated by Stephanie Graegin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1022978560
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780544791367
Lccn
2017061517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1022978560

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