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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Series: Jean Karl Books
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; 1st ed edition (March 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689800878
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689800870
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 10.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,449 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2?Those of us familiar with the music of Louis Armstrong may cringe somewhat at this earnest, albeit colorful interpretation of his famous song. Bryan's vibrant, neon-colored illustrations tell a story of kids making puppets that will act out the lyrics?"I see skies of blue and clouds of white, the bright, blessed day, the dark, sacred night." Multicultural puppets and "Satchmo" dance away as the children behind the stage wave clouds, flowers, rainbows, and other props. The usual picture-book crowd is too young to know of Louis Armstrong or his nickname, and those who are old enough and do know of him may not especially want to think of him as a puppet. The song is a celebration of the world and its varied inhabitants and each page in the book reflects this, but all of these well-meaning parts?the lyrics that express a true emotion; the bright, upbeat illustrations; and the celebration of diversity?don't make a successful whole.?Jane Marino, Scarsdale Public Library,
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Ages 4^-8. Made famous by the late Louis Armstrong, this Weiss and Thiele song is interpreted in carnival colors by Bryan. A group of multiracial children use a puppet stage with banners flying and puppets (including a Louis Armstrong lookalike) in a wide variety of hues to dramatize the songs' lyrics. Smiling children, glowing yellows and pinks, and brilliantly colored pastoral settings make this more than a tribute to Armstrong, to whom it is dedicated. In the deft hands of artist Bryan, it is a song of joy from the lyricists who wrote it, the man who sang it, and the artist who envisioned it. Janice Del Negro

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Bright, colorful illustrations, beautiful message, good for all ages.
Joan
Of course, once they learned to sing the song, it was so easy to introduce them to the music of Louis Armstrong.
James Oberacker
I purchased the book for my son and to my amazement,my 1 year old LOVED it as well.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 12, 2000
Format: Hardcover
The lyrics to the song, "What a Wonderful World" by David Weiss and Bob Thiele come to life as Ashley Bryan imagines a wonderful world and creates this image in the form of a puppet show. Through the puppet show and the bright colorful illustrations the young audience is captured and can easily relate. It is a great book for young children! It is a book of hope for children and the world!
Note to teachers: This book is great for teaching diversity. Use the book and set it to the music of Louis Armstrong. The children will love it and adults will be moved. Let your children create props for their own puppet show or let children illustrate the book and put together for a class book. Then use Louis Armstrong's music again with the children's class book.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Carson Kelty on February 13, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This book is a joyful, moving tribute to Louis Armstrong and our wonderful world. My kids loved it and it brought me to tears. The words explode with emotion in the colorful illustrations. It is almost as good as hearing Satchmo singing that song. And - like the song - when it's over, you think to yourself, "Isn't it great to be alive!" My only criticism: The book should come packaged with Armstrong's recording.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By James Oberacker on May 9, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is a fantastic book! My six and three year old children are already on their second copy - we wore out the first! Both of my daughters love to read it - actually sing it - over, and over, and over. They're fascinated by the pictures as well.
Of course, once they learned to sing the song, it was so easy to introduce them to the music of Louis Armstrong. This book was the perfect bridge. Now my six year old asks me to play "Lewis" for her when we're in the car.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jill E. on October 18, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I first saw this book being read/sung to the children in my preschooler's class. I purchased the book for my son and to my amazement,my 1 year old LOVED it as well. The illustrations are bright and captures my baby's attention, he'll sit and "read" the book for minutes! Now, whenever my kids are starting to "meltdown" all I have to do is start singing the song and they both immediately search out this book!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Vanessa Levin on November 22, 2006
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As a Pre-K teacher in an urban/multicultural setting with many different languages and nationalities represented in my classroom this book is our classroom theme. I play the song and read the book on the first day of school and often throughout the year. The colorful illustrations coupled with the touching words give hope to all who read it. I highly recommend this book to all early childhood teachers.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 26, 1998
Format: Paperback
This book is absolutely wonderful, after meeting the author himself I can say his truely colorful personality comes out in this book! I would read this one over and over to my son.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 3, 1998
Format: Hardcover
My 2 year old son, and his classmates clammor for this book each day. It is brightly illustrated with lots of interesting animals, flora and best of all, Louis. The kids never tire of it, and neither do I.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Christine Diaz on February 24, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book is a beautifully illustrated version of the classic song. My 2 yr old daughter loves me to sing it to her every night, and she is now singing along with me.
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