Ages 4-8
Ages 4-8

Ages 4-8

Greenwillow Books

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Author: Sayre, April Pulley

Brand: Greenwillow Books

Edition: Illustrated

Binding: Hardcover

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 40

Release Date: 20-02-2018

Details: Product Description 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. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children. 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. From School Library Journal K-Gr 4—Photographs of the natural world accompany a poem that gives thanks to the earth. The author/photographer of Raindrops Roll, Best in Snow, and Full of Fall has penned a lyrical thank you note to Earth illustrated with her signature photography. Close-ups featuring alluring shapes, patterns, and textures; seascapes and mountains; animals in action; and striking skies are varied and beautifully reproduced and arranged, with the text of the poem set directly on the pictures in large, legible print. "Dear earth," she begins. "Thank you for water and those that float,/for slippery seaweed/and stone. Thank you for mountains and minerals,/that strengthen bills/and bone." 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 long author's note suggests ways that young people can say thank-you to the earth themselves that go beyond the usual. A list of selected resources and organizations and a welcome explanation (subject and location) of every photograph complete this attractive package. VERDICT A splendid marriage of poetry and photography, consider for all nature-related collections.—Kathleen Isaacs, Children's Literature Specialist, Pasadena, MD Review “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) From the Back Cover 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? 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

EAN: 9780062697349

Package Dimensions: 10.3 x 9.1 x 0.4 inches

Languages: English