Thank You, Trees!

Thank You, Trees! Cover

Thank You, Trees!

By Gail Langer Karwoski; Marilyn E. Gootman; Kristen Balouch (Illustrator)

Kar-Ben Publishing, Board Books, 9781580139731, 10pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2013

Rhyming story giving thanks for the gifts trees provide on the occasion of Tu B'Shevat, Jewish Arbor Day.

About the Author
Gail Karwoski is an accomplished author who has written several children's books. Her books have been Junior Library Guild selections and National Council for the Social Studies notables. Her title Water Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean won a 2007 Teacher's Choice award. Her novel Seaman, the Dog Who Explored the West with Lewis and Clark details the adventures of a real-life hunting dog from American history. In addition to animals, Gail enjoys writing about science and "green" topics.

Marilyn E. Gootman is founder of Gootman Education Associates, an educational consulting company that provides workshops and seminars for parents and educators, focusing on successful strategies for raising and teaching children. She has been in the teaching profession for over 25 years, and her teaching experiences range from elementary school to the university level. She holds degrees from Simmons College and Brandeis University and a doctorate from the University of Georgia. She is the author of "The Loving Parents Guide to Discipline "and" When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens about Grieving and Healing."

Kristen Balouch isan award-winning author and illustrator of "The Mystery Bottle, The King and the Three Thieves, " "Ghost Catcher: A Bengali Tale, " and "Listen to the Storyteller: A Trio of Musical Tales from Around the World". She was a "Publishers Weekly" Flying Start, has received the Erza Jack Keats New Illustrator Award, and her books have been selected asa Golden Kite Illustration Honor Book, a CCBC Best Book of the Year, a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, and a Charlotte Zolotow Commended Book. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York, and is on the web at