Thank You, Mama (Hardcover)

By Kate Banks, Gabi Swiatkowska (Illustrator)

Farrar Straus Giroux, 9780374374440, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 9, 2013



It was Alice’s birthday, and Alice’s mama and papa took her to the zoo. They bought Alice a pet parrot, an ice cream, and a flower.
“Thank you, Mama,” said Alice.
“Thank you, Mama,” said the parrot.
But when they returned home and Alice gave the parrot a cracker, the parrot only said, “Thank you, Mama.” Alice thinks she needs to teach the parrot manners--but could it be that the parrot is actually teaching her?
Thank You, Mama pairs up the award-winning team of Kate Banks and Gabi Swiatkowska for an imaginative lesson on politeness and play. Check out its companion book, Please, Papa, too.

A Frances Foster Book

About the Author

Kate Banks is the author of many acclaimed books for children, including the "Boston Globe- Horn Book A"ward winner "The Night Worker. "She lives in the South of France.Gabi Swiatkowska has illustrated many notable books for children, including "My Name Is Yoon, "for which she received the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award. She lives in France.