Either as a bedtime lullaby or a sing along/read along for P-K or elementary children, this volume is a delightful, soothing way to teach reading and music together. The hardback edition comes with a CD of John singing Sunshine On My Shoulders and The Music Is You.
This heartwarming picture book adaptation of John Denver's classic song depicts a child sharing the simple joys of nature with someone special. This hardcover edition includes the musical score and audio CD with Denver's recording of the song. Full color.
Age Group: 04 to 08
About the Author
Internationally recognized, "Christopher Canyon" is the illustrator for several award winning picture books for children. His work has also appeared in many posters and national publications including "Natural History" Magazine. Although he produces a variety of work in many styles, he is most recognized by his highly detailed and colorful nature paintings. His work is true to life and yet has a magical quality that is well suited to children. Christopher received his formal art training at the Columbus College of Art & Design in central Ohio where he resides with his wife, Jeanette and their cat, Goppy. When Christopherisn't working in his studio he enjoys visiting schools, libraries, speaking at special events, and providing programs for children and adults. For more information about Christopher's programs please contact Walker's BFYR Marketing Department.
Contributor Bio: Denver, John
John Denver knew that the most wonderful things in life are simple and free. Things like sunshine and friendship. He shared his feelings in poetry and song--and with his remarkably expressive voice, millions of people responded. "People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit," he said. "No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves it: we are the same." He wrote Sunshine On My Shoulders during the difficult times of the Vietnam War. It was a tonic for anxiety, and a reminder of the good, pure things in life. As John said, "When things were seemingly out of control, here was a dove coming back with news of dry land. Or at least a song that soared upward, and took its audience back home." It hit the top of the charts, along with many other songs of his. Over 32 million John Denver albums have sold in the United States alone, making him one of the top selling vocal artists of all time.
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