Thank you, neighbor!

by Chan, Ruth, 1980-

Format: Print Book 2021
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Celebrate all the people, places, and things that make our neighborhoods special!

Join our narrator and her dog on their daily walk as they greet the people in their neighborhood--from the mail carrier and bus driver to the sanitation workers and grocery clerks and more.

Whether listening, asking, helping, or just saying hello and thank you--it is our patience and kindness that make a neighborhood feel like home. This charming story gently reminds us to slow down and be grateful for all the people, places, and things around us.

With funny and heartfelt illustrations, this charming book includes an author's note about how Ruth Chan's own Brooklyn community inspired her to create this special picture book. Perfect for sharing at home or in the classroom.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Social psychologists have shown that saying hello to the people one encounters can make one feel happier and more connected. Chan's (The Alpactory: Ready, Pack, Go!) young protagonist, cued as a person of Chinese descent, goes one better. On walks each day with a sweet-faced pooch, they trade "Thank you!" with the people in their multicultural community: the firefighter turning on a fire hydrant fountain, the person sweeping leaves on a sidewalk, the garbage collector who offers to take a bag of the hound's poop. But this sunny book also takes a no-excuses stand, suggesting that slowing down long enough to show appreciation, no matter how harried life becomes, isn't just politesse--it also holds people together. As the child walks past a packed bodega and into a library, where the librarian is barely visible behind a pile of books, the first-person narrative observes, "these words work in even the busiest times," reminding readers that treating a community like a big family is "what makes our neighborhood// feel like home." Crisp, digitized acrylic, gouache, and charcoal pencil art highlights a range of apartment dwellers liaising on narrow sidewalks, and the book's strong sense of the common good is as invigorating as a brisk walk. Ages 4--8. Agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House. (Sept.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Neighborhoods -- Juvenile fiction.
Neighbors -- Juvenile fiction.
Gratitude -- Juvenile fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Juvenile fiction.
Neighborhoods -- Fiction.
Neighbors -- Fiction.
Gratitude -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2021
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780062909534
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