From School Library Journal
PreS—This musical affirmation of the wonders of the human and natural worlds, famously recorded by Louis Armstrong, is accompanied by whimsical child-focused artwork. Whether read, sung, or listened to, the words resonate with hope and sweetness and the lively digital images perfectly complement the uplifting tone.
“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