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.”
"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