Sallie Bee Writes a Thank-You Note
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- Publication Date: November 1, 2022
- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Trim Size: 8 1⁄2 x 10 1⁄2
- ISBN: 9781419749605
- Page Count: 32
- Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
- Rights: World/All
From New York Times bestselling author Susan Verde, Courtney Sheinmel, and Heather Ross comes a warmhearted 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.”
The book also includes tips on how to write the perfect thank-you note!
"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 —
About the authors
Susan Verde is the author of the New York Times bestselling picture books I Am Human and I Am Love, as well as I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am One, The Museum, You and Me, My Kicks, and Rock ’n’ Roll Soul. In addition to writing books, she is a certified yoga and mindfulness instructor for kids of all ages. She lives in East Hampton, New York, with her three children, a cat, a dog, and a tarantula. Courtney Sheinmel is a chocolate lover, mac & 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. Heather Ross is an illustrator, author, and textile designer. She is the author-illustrator of Boys: An Illustrated Field Guide and How to Catch a Frog, and has illustrated picture books such as Grimelda: The Very Messy Witch, How to Behave at a Tea Party, and Crafty Chloe. She also wrote the bestselling craft books Weekend Sewing and Heather Ross Prints. She lives in New York and the Catskill Mountains with her husband, daughter, and dog.