Sallie Bee Writes a Thank-You Note (Hardcover)
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From New York Times bestselling author Susan Verde, writer Courtney Sheinmel, and illustrator Heather Ross comes a warmhearted picture book story about expressing gratitude, perfectly modeling how to write a great thank-you note!
When a surprise comes in the mail from Grandma, Sallie wants to text her right away: Thanks, Grandma!
But wait—how will Grandma know what Sallie is thanking her for and how it makes her feel? And every proper thank-you needs some swirlies, right? This calls for something special: a handwritten note.
The next day, Sallie hopes to get another package so she can write a second note. Nothing comes. But . . . she does get safely across the street on the way to school. Maybe that deserves a thank you!
Dear Crossing Guard . . .
With each new day, Sallie discovers more and more reasons to feel grateful. A warm and witty story about appreciating others, Sallie Bee Writes a Thank-You Note celebrates the simple kindness of saying “thank you.”
About the Author
Susan Verde is the bestselling author of I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am Human, I Am Love, I Am One, I Am Courage, I Am Me, The Museum, and You and Me, all illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, as well as the Feel-Good Fairy Tales books, illustrated by Jay Fleck, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Soul, illustrated by Matthew Cordell. In addition to writing, she teaches kids yoga and mindfulness. Susan lives with her three children and their menagerie of pets in East Hampton, New York.
Courtney Sheinmel is a chocolate lover, mac and cheese expert, mom to Archer, and the author of nearly 30 books for kids and teens, including several series for young readers—Stella Batts, My Pet Slime, Magic on the Map (cowritten with Bianca Turetsky), and Agnes & Clarabelle (cowritten with Adele Griffin). She received a National Scholastic Outstanding Educator Award for her work as a writing instructor at the nonprofit Writopia Lab. Sheinmel and her family live in New York.
"Rosy illustrations featuring Sallie’s colorful notes help tell the story and capture familial love and the protagonist’s kindnesses. . .Will inspire and prepare readers to share their thanks."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Ross’s pencil, paint, and digital illustrations use bright colors with expressive lines against white pages with words incorporated into the pictures—all of which makes the task of writing thank-you notes look like fun, not work."
— The Horn Book
"Finally! A good book to teach students that writing a thank you note can be fun and brighten someone’s day, as well as their own."
— School Library Journal