What a Wonderful World by Bob Thiele, George David Weiss
  

What a Wonderful World

Written by Bob Thiele, George David Weiss
Illustrated by Tim Hopgood

Baby and Toddler   3+ readers   
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This is a book full of sunshine. Tim Hopgood has taken the lyrics from the song made famous by Louis Armstrong and turned them into a picture book. The lyrics are often pretty specific – ‘I see trees of green/ red roses too’ – and Hopgood illustrates them faithfully, but he allows himself free rein with the refrain ‘and I think to myself/ what a wonderful world’, creating a vivid undersea landscape at one point, and a lively, joyful double page of galloping horses the next. In a note he explains that he wanted to capture the joy of the song in a picture book, and he’s done just that. As an added bonus, this new edition contains a CD of the song sung by Louis Armstrong. ~ Andrea Reece

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Synopsis

What a Wonderful World by Bob Thiele, George David Weiss

This is a stunningly beautiful book featuring the lyrics from What a Wonderful World, accompanied by joyful illustrations from award-winning illustrator Tim Hopgood. It follows one little boy as he discovers just how wonderful this world of ours can be. The book comes with an accompanying CD which includes the much-loved recording of the song by Louis Armstrong and an exclusive reading by Sophie Aldred.

Reviews

'Every page is so lovely, so appealing, it demands long, close attention.' Gwen Grant, Armadillo Magazine

'Reading the words in print, rather than simply hearing them, made me think much more about what the song says to us about the wonders of our world and the importance of love.' Parents in Touch

About the Author

Bob Thiele (July 27, 1922 – January 30, 1996) was an American record producer who worked on countless classic jazz albums and record labels.

George David Weiss (April 9, 1921 – August 23, 2010)[1] was an American songwriter and former President of the Songwriters Guild of America.

Together they co-wrote "What a Wonderful World" which was first recorded by Louis Armstrong.

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Book Info

Format

Board book
28 pages

Author

Bob Thiele, George David Weiss
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Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication date

4th June 2015

ISBN

9780192744470

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