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About the Book



Illustrations and lyrics introduce a song, first recorded in 1967 by Louis Armstrong, which celebrates the wonders of nature, loving friends, and the promise of the future in a baby's cry.



Book Synopsis



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!



Review Quotes



"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



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

Dimensions (Overall): 6.4 Inches (H) x 6.5 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)
Weight: .7 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Performing Arts / Music
Publisher: Henry Holt Books for Young Readers
Format: Board Book
Author: Bob Thiele
Language: English
Street Date: December 16, 2014
TCIN: 16644491
UPC: 9781627792561
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-5566
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 6.5 inches length x 1 inches width x 6.5 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews
100% would recommend
8 recommendations

Wonderful

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
CJM - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Absolutely adorable little book for little people and big ones too. It is wholesome and sweet. My children and grandchildren love it.
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Essential Gifting

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
bullseye - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Beautiful illustration of the globally recognizable tune, makes for the sweetest introduction to our wonderful world.
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Yes! Buy it!!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Callie - 2 years ago
Great book! The illustrations are so lovely and sweet—they match perfectly with the lyrics of this beautiful Louis Armstrong song. Makes a great gift if you’re unsure which board books to purchase for your child or other kids.
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my favorite baby book

5 out of 5 stars
kcossa - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I've been stocking up on baby books for our first child, and this one tops my list! The illustrations are beautiful and the lyrics send such a sweet message.
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ADORABLE

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Indyminimalist - 3 years ago
Absolutely adorable! We bought this as a gift but I definitely want it for my own little one. The illustrations are beautiful
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Must buy!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
GEH - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Perfect book for all new moms-to-be. It’s hard not to sing (and cry) when you read the lyrics.
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Love it

5 out of 5 stars
Amanda - 3 years ago
My little one’s favorite book! The pictures are pretty, and he loves when I sing along!
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Beautiful and sentimental

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
sdmitch - 3 years ago
I love this book! We played this song at my grandpa’s funeral, so when I saw this, I knew I wanted to get it for my baby who never got to meet his great grandpa. I like to read this to my boy and think of my grandpa. The illustrations are beautiful!
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Super adorable book

5 out of 5 stars
jenn - 3 years ago
Love the artwork with this book alongside the quality of the board book itself. We enjoy reading it with our baby and he seems to be very engaged in the artwork on the page due to the myriad of colors used by the illustrator. Would recommend or gift to friends
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Beautiful pictures

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Cambam - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
So beautifully done. This is one of my mother's favorite songs and it was so nice to enjoy it in beautiful book form with my daughter. Our absolute favorite.
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Jcaraffa - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Cute pictures, sweet book
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