Wednesday, September 5, 2018

WILD & WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: Thank You, Earth/Warbler Wave


Water, air, light.

Patterns, curves, shapes, colors.

Things that crawl, fly, float, run, bloom, ripen. 

Think of everything Earth gives us.

What are you most thankful for?


This beautifully illustrate book offers an ode to the many things that our earth gives us.  Trees, water, air, and mountains, things big and small, simple and fancy, sights and sounds, are mentioned and appreciated.  This would be a great book to use on Earth Day to remember the planet that is our home.  The photographs are gorgeous, both the close-up and far away shots.  The end of the book gives suggestions for how to expand the reach of the book, including ideas for how children can help our planet.  A great educational and artistic endeavor, this book provides a powerful reminder of the fact that life would not be possible without the uniqueness of this planet.


Discover the magic—and the science—behind the migration of warblers with this stunning photographic picture book from the award-winning author and photographer of Raindrops Roll, Best in Snow, and Full of Fall.

The migrating warblers have arrived, to feed and preen, to refuel and rest before continuing on their amazing journey of thousands of miles. This photographic picture book captures in lush detail the story of these tiny, colorful, and diverse birds. April Pulley Sayre’s vibrant photography has been called “striking” and “wonderful in every way” by Kirkus Reviews, and Warbler Wave is just that. 


This oversized book pays tribute to the beauty and migration of the songbird known as the warbler.  The book starts with photographs of a few of the places that the birds travel through on their migration.  Further pages highlight the need to feed and rest and how and where they do so.  The end note provides more detailed information about warbler migration for those who are interested.  The poem highlights the basic skills and abilities that make the bird so beautiful.  The poem is great, but it's the photographs that win the day here, especially oversized the way they are.  Books like this help children develop a greater appreciation for the beauty and harshness of the world around us.

1 comment:

  1. Terrific suggestions. Thanks for sharing! Congratulations, April. I particularly love the cover of THANK YOU, EARTH.


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