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Thank you, Bees
Olson Nature Writing Award Notable Book

Thank you, Bees was named a Sigurd F Olson Nature Writing Award notable book


Nature's gifts are recognized and celebrated in this minimalist picture book that links gratitude with life itself...Appreciation is emblematic in this attractive and uncomplicated narrative that may also serve as a nondenominational bedtime prayer for the very young. —Kirkus Reviews


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.

—School Library Journal


With sparing text and paper-collage art, this is a perfect little book about appreciating life’s simple gifts. —Red Tricycle


Yuly reminds readers of the importance of appreciating the natural world...Brief enough to hold even a toddler’s attention, this will suit story hours ranging from Thanksgiving to Earth Day.

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This is an exuberant book about some everyday gifts from the natural world and a lighthearted way to express gratitude for them, with words that are easy, charming and important to say out loud now and then: “Thank you, bees,” “Thank you, trees,” “Thank you, Earth.” —Washington Post

Thank you, Bees

by Toni Yuly

Publisher: Candlewick

September 2017

ISBN-10: 0763692611

ISBN-13: 978-0763692612

This gentle message of gratitude and connection, enhanced by beautifully simple collage illustrations, makes for a charming gift.

Sun gives us light.
Thank you, sun.


Clouds bring the rain that makes puddles to splash in. Sheep give us wool for our sweaters and hats. The honey that sweetens our bread comes from bees (thank you, bees). With spare, repetitive text and bright, torn-paper collage artwork, this picture book gives even the youngest readers a subtle sense of how everyday things are related — and inspires an appreciation for life’s simple gifts.

Thank You, Bees

Board Book Edition

March 2020

Board Book ISBN 10: 1536211680

Board Book ISBN 13: 978-1536211689 




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