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The Resource What a wonderful world, based on the song by Bob Thiele & George David Weiss; as sung by Louis Armstrong ; illustrated by Tim Hopgood

What a wonderful world, based on the song by Bob Thiele & George David Weiss; as sung by Louis Armstrong ; illustrated by Tim Hopgood

Label
What a wonderful world
Title
What a wonderful world
Statement of responsibility
based on the song by Bob Thiele & George David Weiss; as sung by Louis Armstrong ; illustrated by Tim Hopgood
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Tone
Illustration
Review
  • Preschool-Grade 1 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. The protagonist is an unnamed child who tours the world on foot, by hot-air balloon, astride an elephant, and submerged under the sea. Sometimes he encounters other diverse children, but mostly he is alone with nature. Additionally, musical notes float across the spreads, signaling the text’s musical origins. Although Hopgood appends the words to this song and a note about Armstrong’s connection to it, no music or recording is included here. Libraries already using Ashley Bryan’s What A Wonderful World (1995)—which brings Armstrong into the text as children put on a puppet show for him—may want to stick with it, but Hopgood’s version makes an upbeat story hour selection, especially when paired with an Armstrong recording. -- Weisman, Kay (Reviewed 03-15-2015) (Booklist, vol 111, number 14, p82)
  • PreS-Gr 2 — As a tribute to a favorite song, made famous by Louis Armstrong, Hopgood has illustrated the lyrics in a candy-colored retro fashion reminiscent of the It's a Small World ride at Disneyland. Unlike Ashley Bryan's version, with its emphasis on multicultural community, this book features a lone, olive-skinned boy who bonds with nature. A blue bird accompanies him on his adventures among friendly animals, lovely landscapes, and just a few children of varying skin tones. Although a recording is not included, the pacing of page turns will work well when paired with Armstrong's singing. The large trim size evokes the generosity of spirit of the song itself. A solid addition to most collections.—Heidi Estrin, Congregation B'nai Israel, Boca Raton, FL --Heidi Estrin (Reviewed January 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 1, p88)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10648102
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thiele, Bob
Dewey number
782.42
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Weiss, George
  • Hopgood, Tim
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Songs
  • Songs
  • Nature
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Music
  • Children's songs, English
  • United States
Target audience
preschool
Label
What a wonderful world, based on the song by Bob Thiele & George David Weiss; as sung by Louis Armstrong ; illustrated by Tim Hopgood
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1064483
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781627792547
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014017148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustratons
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781627792547
  • (OCoLC)881042072
Label
What a wonderful world, based on the song by Bob Thiele & George David Weiss; as sung by Louis Armstrong ; illustrated by Tim Hopgood
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1064483
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781627792547
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014017148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustratons
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781627792547
  • (OCoLC)881042072

Library Locations

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      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.2713021 -97.7460168
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      5833 Westminster Dr., Austin, TX, 78723, US
      30.3116523 -97.6902298
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