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By Dawn Casey, Genevieve Godbout (Illustrator)
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This book is a reminder to be grateful for everyday things—for the earth we live on, for the food we eat, for the farmers who help things grow, and for our family and friends. Apple Cake urges us to take a moment during the day to say Thank you earth beneath our feet. Thank you for the food we eat. Simple, beautiful, and full of the spirit of gratitude. A new favorite!

— Bethany Strout, Director of Buying


Thank you, hedge, / Thank you, tree. / Thank you, flower, / Thank you, bee. / Thank you, rain, / Thank you, sun. / Thank you, farmers, / every one.

In this simple rhyming story from the author of Held in Love, a child says thank you for the gifts nature provides, from hazelnuts in the hedge to apples from the tree, eggs from the hens to milk from the cow. Eventually, the family has enough ingredients to make something special…a delicious apple cake!

With captivating illustrations that brim with emotion, this sweet picture book encourages children to be grateful for the world around them—the perfect read for Thanksgiving. A recipe for apple cake at the end allows you and your child to share in the joyful gratitude.

About the Author

Dawn Casey draws inspiration from her travels near and far, from tales of old, and from the natural world. She has a particular specialism in the retelling of folktales. Her collection The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales won a Golden Nautilus Award and received an accolade from the American Folklore Society. In previous incarnations, Dawn worked in publishing and as a primary school teacher. Now she retells folktales and writes original stories and picturebook texts for a range of educational and trade publishers. She lives in Sussex, England. 

Genevieve Godbout lives in Montreal where she works as a children’s book and fashion illustrator. She studied traditional animation in Montreal and at the prestigious school of “Gobelins” in Paris. Genevieve was born and raised in Quebec, but spent 7 years in London, UK, after her stay in France. Some of her clients include The Walt Disney Company, Chronicle, Tundra, Random House, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, les éditions Milan, Comme des Géants, and La Pastèque. She also illustrates for clothing designers like Nadinoo and Mrs.Pomeranz creating illustrations and prints for their collections. Her children’s books include When Santa Was a Baby (Tundra Book) and Rose à petits Pois (La Pastèque).

Praise For…

“…beguiling…display during apple-picking season, and remember that it’s perfect for Thanksgiving, as well.” –Booklist, Starred Review
- Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781786032157
ISBN-10: 1786032155
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication Date: September 24th, 2019
Pages: 32
Language: English