What a Wonderful World

Bob Thiele (Author) George David Weiss (Author)
& 1 more
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Description

Now available as a board book

The classic and beloved song is brought to life with bright and colorful illustrations by Tim Hopgood.

First recorded in 1967 by Louis Armstrong, and with sales of over one million copies, What a Wonderful World has become a poignant message of hope for people everywhere. Sweet and positive in its message, with bright, beautiful art, this book is sure to be a hit. Perfect for sharing

Product Details

Price
$7.99  $7.35
Publisher
Henry Holt & Company
Publish Date
December 16, 2014
Pages
28
Dimensions
6.5 X 0.7 X 6.4 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Board Books
EAN/UPC
9781627792561
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About the Author

Tim Hopgood was six years old when he first heard Louis Armstrong's recording of What a Wonderful World. Years later his daughter found a recording of the song in a flea market and gave it to him as a present. As soon as he heard Louis Armstrong's gravelly voice sing the first few lines, he knew he wanted to capture the joy of the song in a picture book

Reviews

"Hopgood interprets this beloved ballad, written by Thiele and Weiss and made famous by Louis Armstrong. His colorful mixed-media collages present a hopeful world, filled with summery trees, sunny blue skies, and pastoral scenes from around the globe. . . . an upbeat story hour selection." --Booklist

"With a satisfying night-to-day-to-night cycle, the book not only reinforces the concepts of colors but also provides a sense of security of the way things are supposed to be in the world. The repeated refrain of 'Wow!' throughout the book will elicit a chorus among young listeners at storytime." --Booklist on Wow! Said the Owl

"Straightforward and flowing, this title makes a satisfying introduction to the colors of the day." --School Library Journal on Wow! Said the Owl

"This sweet, wonder-filled picture book will make a good addition to toddler storytime and a perfect bedtime read, too." --The Horn Book on Wow! Said the Owl