Thank You, Bees

illus. by Toni Yuly. 32p. Candlewick. Sept. 2017. Tr $15.99. ISBN 9780763692612.
PreS-K—A child offers thanks to the sun for giving light, to bees for honey, to sheep for wool, to clouds for rain, and, ultimately, to the planet: "Earth gives us our home. Thank you, Earth." Short sentences with the refrain "thank you" accompany Yuly's equally minimalist mixed-media illustrations. Despite the simplicity of text and artwork, this book delivers a powerful message about appreciating the environment and its gifts and the interconnectedness of the ecosystems.
VERDICT Pair with Todd Parr's The Earth Book or Britta Teckentrup's Bee: A Peek-Through Picture Book for a nature-themed storytime.

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