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What a Wonderful World

What a Wonderful World

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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

Author: Bob Thiele, George David Weiss
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Published: 12/16/2014
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 11.10h x 11.20w x 0.18d
ISBN: 9781627792547
Audience: Baby-Preschool

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 01/01/2015 pg. 88
Booklist 03/15/2015 pg. 82

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.

Bob Thiele (1922-1996) was a record producer and jazz radio host who worked with legendary artists such as Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie, and B.B. King. His most successful song was Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World.

George David Weiss (1921-2010) was a highly prolific songwriter and arranger He wrote or rewrote lyrics to such classic songs as Lullaby of Birdland (Ella Fitzgerald), Can't Help Falling in Love (Elvis Presley), and The Lion Sleeps Tonight (The Tokens). In 1984, Weiss was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
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