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Thank You, Teacher! (Hardcover)

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By Cate Berry, Sara Varon (Illustrator)
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This is the perfect gift for your teacher at the end of the school year and a perfect gift from the entire class too! Use the extra blue pages for students to sign their names!

— Judi M


A hilarious, rhyming ode to all the teachers of young children who go above and beyond. Perfect for Teacher Appreciation Week and kindergarten teacher gifts.

We can’t believe it’s really here!

The ending of an awesome year.

We know you’ll miss us

(don’t cry too long).

Now we’ll sing our thank-you song . . .

Thank you, teacher, for the tight hugs when we were scared, the fun eruptions during the science lesson, sharing the book that made us fall in love with reading, and for making this the best school year ever!

About the Author

Cate Berry is a seventh generation Texan, splitting her time between the kitchen and the living room. She is a recent graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in writing for children and young adults. She currently lives in Austin with her husband, their two children, and their kitten, Chopin. Although Penguin and Tiny Shrimp will try to convince you otherwise, Cate is an ardent fan of bedtime. Penguin and Tiny Shrimp Don't Do Bedtime is her debut picture book. You can visit Cate online at

Praise For…

"Cheerful, chunky-outlined illustrations reminiscent of Varon’s graphic-novel art make this picture book solidly appealing for early elementary school students. Each moment is endearing, with gobs of visual interest and opportunities for conversation starters about feelings and school memories. A loving tribute to the efforts of hardworking educators." — Kirkus Reviews

"Berry highlights the patience and care that the teacher puts into her relationship with her students through endearing poetry. This book is great for students who are having a hard time at the end of the school year, and could be a useful tool for talking about change, emotions, and school memories. This upbeat story serves as a tribute to the endurance of educators. Great for school and public library collections." — School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062491572
ISBN-10: 0062491571
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: March 7th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English