The Thank You Book by Carole Stuart

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In The Thank You Book, Carole Stuart teams up with acclaimed illustrator Arthur Robins to teach young children that combining two words, "thank" and "you," makes a powerful everyday statement. The book takes readers from breakfast through bedtime in the company of a young brother and sister. The boy, who is late for school, thanks his father for a comb to tame his unruly hair. The girl, helped by a teacher in a difficult project, receives a smile after saying "thank you." Robins's witty illustrations keep the lesson light.

About Carole Stuart

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Carole Stuart lives in Fort Lee, NJ. Rick Walton is the author of numerous books for children, including HOW MANY, HOW MANY, HOW MANY, illustrated by Cynthia Jabar; and two books in Candlewick's Really, Really Bad Jokes series. About BERTIE WAS A WATCHDOG he says, "I like stories where things are not as they seem. A watchdog is usually big and mean. I thought it would be fun to write a story about a watchdog who you discover is not big and mean - who protects not with his bark and his bite, but with his brain." Arthur Robins has illustrated such books as WHAT USE IS A MOOSE? by Martin Waddell and has also displayed his inimitable humor in the Giggle Club title THE TEENY TINY WOMAN. Arthur Robins says that his biggest challenge in illustrating Bertie Was a Watchdog was to come up with the right-sized dog. As he explains, "My editor said, 'Draw Bertie smaller. No, smaller - smaller than that. Smaller still. . . . Good, now, where is he?'
Published April 30, 2001 by Running Press. 32 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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The book offers various examples of when a thank-you is in order (when Dad offers a ride to school;

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Offering various examples of when a thank you is in order and how children from all over the world express their thanks, this book "encourages youngsters to mind their p's and q's with cartoonish drawings featuring a chipper boy and girl, and an equally upbeat text," wrote PW.

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