PRESCHOOL
Hopgood, Tim, Illustrator

What a Wonderful World

(3) PS Based on the song by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss. The test of a successful picture-book adaptation of song lyrics: will the book work if the reader recites the words like a poem? In this case, yes. The lyrics to the 1967 classic are matched with scenes showing a calmly curious boy appreciating "trees of green," "clouds of white," and other familiar phrases that Louis Armstrong unforgettably sang.

RELATED 

Get connected. Join our global community of more than 200,000 librarians and educators.