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Earth Day: An Alphabet Book

Earth Day: An Alphabet Book


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Children and adults will delight in Earth Day, a litany of gratitude that celebrates earth's diverse species, from apricots to groundhogs to junebugs, from quahogs to zinnias, zucchini and zebras with bright and whimsical illustrations. In alphabetical order, the wonders of nature arise from the page, reminding readers that every day is a reason to give thanks and that miracles are as simple as ABC.

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ISBN-13: 9781558965423
Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association
Publication date: 05/01/2009
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,099,128
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author

Gary Kowalski is an activist for the ethical treatment of animals. He has written numerous books, including The Souls of Animals and Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet. Kowalski is a minister at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington, Vermont.

Rocco Baviera's work has appeared on everything from t-shirts to mouse pads, posters to children's books. His ?rst children's book, A Boy Called Slow: The True Story of Sitting Bull, was an American Library Association Notable Book, and his second children's book, Dream Weaver, was named one of the best books of the year by Child magazine.

Read an Excerpt

We give thanks for the earth and its creatures, and are grateful from A to Z:

For alligators, apricots, acorns, and apple trees,

For bumblebees, bananas, blueberries, and beagles,

Coconuts, crawdads, cornfields, and coffee,

Daisies, elephants, and flying fish,

For groundhogs, glaciers, and grasslands,

Hippos and hazelnuts, icicles and iguanas,

For juniper, jackrabbits, and junebugs,

Kudzu and kangaroos, lightning bugs and licorice,

For mountains and milkweed and mistletoe,

Norwhals and nasturtiums, otters and ocelots,

For peonies, persimmons, and polar bears,

Quahogs and Queen Anne's Lace,

For raspberries and roses,

Salmon and sassafras, tornadoes and tulipwood,

Urchins and valleys and waterfalls,

For X (the unknown, the mystery of it all!)

In every yak and yam;

We are grateful, good Earth, not least of all

For zinnias, zucchini, and zebras,

And for the alphabet of wonderful things that are as simple as ABC.

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