Thank You

Thank You

By Author / Illustrator



Picture Books


Walker Books








'I thank the moon for the night time.  I thank the sun for the day.  I thank my boots for knowing the way...'
There is so much to be thankful for! In this happy and hopeful picture book for the very young, we see the world through a child's eyes as he thanks all of the things that give him joy - the sun, his bicycle, the jelly in his bowl, and so much more.

Jarvis creates beautiful collage art in this first book of gratitude; a book that inspires children to think about what they might like to say "thank you" to, too!

Watch Jarvis introduce Thank You  in this short video, or read our Q&A with the author.




I received this book this morning and have had to read it at least 10 times already. My two-year-old keeps asking for it again and again. He particularly likes the illustration of the train. He keeps telling the children to get off so he can get on. My seven-year-old is also enjoying the book. She likes that it reminds her of all the happy times in life.

Thank You is a book about gratitude. The child in the story is listing all the things they are grateful for. It is a lovely simple book which reminds adults and children that even the little things in life are things that make our day. 'I thank the clouds for the puddles' or 'I thank my toothbrush for my smile.'

I will be taking this book to school and will read it to my year 1 children (5 and 6 year olds). I will then be putting it on the calm table; an area of the classroom children can access when they are sad or upset. They go there to feel calm by watching the timer, cuddling teddies or reading books.

The illustrations in this book are amazing. So simple yet so complex. This book will be treasured by all the little people in my life.

Picture book / Reviewed by Jen Bevan, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 0+


Thank You by Jarvis is a beautiful rhyming story about a little boy and all the things he is thankful for. The story mixes his words of thanks with humour and life and is a really lovely, sweet read. The illustrations  accompanying each 'thank you' are beautifully done and include the boy in his day-to-day life and some rather interesting scenarios!  I liked that the words used also touched upon different emotions, for example thanking geese, even though he is scared of them!

Inside the book cover is also a large illustration with ways to say 'thank you' in different languages. I thought that this was a lovely touch but also shows children we can be thankful for anything, no matter where we are in the world.

I am looking forward to using this with my class to see all the things they are thankful for.

Picture book / Reviewed by Lauren Maidman, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 3+


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