A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Many different kinds of jobs are vital to a community's health and safety.
Be grateful to people to who help the community in all kinds of ways.
Positive Role Models
People in a variety of jobs and roles in the community often step in to help.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Thank You, Helpers: Doctors, Nurses, Teachers, Grocery Workers, and More Who Care for Us, by Patricia Hegarty, is a happy celebration of all kinds of community caregivers. The rhyming text and colorful illustrations of essential workers are a gentle reminder of the many kinds of helpers within a community, and of the hard work they do to keep us all safe, fed, educated, and healthy.
Is It Any Good?
Upbeat rhymes and unfussy illustrations fill pages with gratitude for essential workers, going beyond the emergency and medical fields to include people kids see in everyday life. Thank You, Helpers takes a closer look at the variety of roles it takes to keep a community going, and while the overall book is a little simple, each page gives specific job details that remind readers why to celebrate that helper. A great read-aloud book, younger readers will be able to connect the jobs they see on the pages to real people they know, and get a broader understanding of what happens in their communities.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.