Toni Yuly is the creator of the picture books The Whole Wide World and Me, The Jelly Bean Tree, Cat Nap, Night Owl, and Early Bird. After many years as a librarian, she now dedicates herself to designing, painting, and writing all day. She lives in Bremerton, Washington.
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
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.
--Booklist Online 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."