‘Thank You’ by Dana Winter

Thank You

Thank You

Discover the magic of nature in this spellbinding picture book from local author Dana Winter

Chelsea Winter isn’t the only talented sister in the family, this picture book from Dana Winter showcases beautiful illustrations and a gentle story of gratitude.

Felix discovers the magic of nature in Thank You when the moon beckons him from his bed. He dances off into the night making friends with a parade of creatures (and even the elements) who help him in their different ways, to find his own way back home.

Children are encouraged to daydream, make a rainbow and be a caretaker of nature. They can also make a wish, be like a bee or make friends with a tree! Thank You is a celebration of nature for our young tamariki.

Conversation-starting teaching notes are included.


Dana Winter is an artist and writer who lives in constant gratitude for our beautiful Earth (Papatūānuku, Mama Gaia, Pachamama) and all she provides, reminding us through her work about the magic of adventure and being outdoors. Dana lives in Oakura, Taranaki, New Zealand with her husband, two daughters, dog and fat black cat.