Children and adults will delight in Earth Day, a poem of gratitude that celebrates life on earth. From apricots to groundhogs to junebugs, from quahogs to zinnias, zucchini and zebras, plants and animals come alive with Rocco Baviera's bright and imaginative illustrations. In alphabetical order, the wonders of nature leap from the page, reminding readers that every day is a reason to give thanks and that miracles are as simple as ABC. For ages 3 and up.
Earth Day was chosen by the Midwest Book Review as a recommended title on their "Preschool Bookshelf".
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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...
from Earth Day: An Alphabet Book
Praise for Earth Day
"Kowalski's Earth Day makes devotion as delicious as sun-ripened berries, as awe-inspiring as a summer storm. Readers of all ages will be grateful for this exuberant appreciation of nature's myriad miracles."
—Ruth Horowitz, author, Bat Time
"When Rev. Gary Kowalski addresses children - as in Earth Day - the tone will tickle you, the images will dazzle you, and the content overawe your heart."
—William Cleary, author My UU ABCs.
"There are few people who walk this Earth with a fully open heart. Gary Kowlaski is, without doubt, one of them: exceptional author, philosopher and human being. What an outpouring of love he offers us in this luminous book; each page shines with his joy and gratitude for the sacredness of all beings. He, and his writing are a gift to us all and I will be giving Earth Day to everyone I know."
—Rita M. Reynolds, author of Blessing the Bridge and Ask the Cow: A Gentle Guide to Finding Peace