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.


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