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Board book I Hope You Dance (Little Melody Press Series) Book

ISBN: 1577911512

ISBN13: 9781577911517

I Hope You Dance (Little Melody Press Series)

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The "New York Times" bestseller "I Hope You Dance" is a book of hope, encouragement, and inspiration. Now, the authors of the book and the song offer this wonderful and whimsical take on the "grown... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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From the other side

I bought this for my son in 2007 and put it in his Easter basket. He was a teenager and already creating obstacles for himself. I wrote in it a personal message, and just tried to encourage him to live his best life. I lost him 11/16/22 to his addiction and I just had my first dream with him. It was so brief, we were sitting on some grass at a festival and there was music, he turned and looked at me and asked, “May I have this dance?” Well, I told my mom about the dream and she was taken a back. She said, that she was moving some books around and she came across the book I bought for him. It was just confirmation that he has chosen to dance!

great giftT

This has given so many young people I know a positive boost to go out and live life

A Must Buy

This book has made such an impact on me and my ballet students. I would highly recommend it to anyone- dancer or not. The use of language is very stimulating to the mind, young or old, and the attitude of the writers is just joy. I found it in my doctor's office and took it from the young patients section to the adult section and within 5 minutes someone well past their prime was reading it and smiling.....

Giving a Lifetime of Encouragement!

As Ms. Lee Ann Womack says in the introduction while referring to her children, "If they understand the meaning of this lyric when they're grown, I'll have done my job as their mother."This book is a multimedia set which includes a CD of the song (sung by Ms. Womack), a set of the lyrics, a book that expands on each line of the lyrics with more thoughts, and beautiful photographs to set an encouraging mood. The book opens with a gift inscription page to help the recipient remember who gave the book and why, and ends with an encouragement to reread the book or to call the giver for support. "No, it's not the end. It's the Beginning."If somehow you've missed the song (which I doubt), here are a few lines: "I hope you never lose your sense of wonder . . .""Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens . . .""Promise me you'll give faith a chance . . .""And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance I hope you dance . . . ."As you can see, the song is a life-affirming one that encourages engagement rather than licking one's wounds. Here's how the book connects the donor and recipient:"If tomorrow you wake up feelingunoriginalorfaithlessor tired of this worldpleasepick up this book and start back at pageONE.(Or just call me.)"Many people will see this book as an obvious gift for a high school or a college graduation. Although less obvious, I think the book is a wonderful choice as a gift for a birthday or when you see a young person feeling a little blue. Young people should also consider giving it to friends as a symbol of connection. The song and the book are excellent for making the world seem limitless and exciting again. Reconnected to those moments when we all used to like to jump into the puddles, we are rejuvenated. After you have read this book many times, I suspect that you will get new meaning from it if you pick another metaphor to add to the one of dancing rather than sitting out. What else do you like to do? Do you like to race the wind? Do you like to launch kites towards the heavens? Remember that the journey is more important than the destination!


This little book and CD are inspirational, deeply touching and heart-warming. They will reach out to your soul, your spirit and bring out the best in you. The song is no stranger to music lovers; it captivates and is so true to life, it leaves the reader with the feeling the song must have been written just for them. The book contains some beautiful photos and a poignant message. This would make a perfect, all-occasion gift for that very special person in your life - lover, family, friend, or yourself. Be good to you and pamper yourself, you deserve it! It is a memorable treasure that can be kept and cherished for many years to come, and I do, indeed... "hope you dance."

I Hope You Dance - so do I!

This song sung by Lee Ann Womack is set to a book & CD with lyrics & additional inspirational texts & photographs. This is my first review of a book inspired by a song & I recommend it to anybody wanting the perfect gift.I Hope You Dance is filled with words of wonder & thoughtful photos. The song touched my heart when I first heard it, reminding me how much I liked to dance - when I'm glad as much as when I sorry. For both youngsters & oldsters & everybody in between, I Hope You Dance, is a soulful song, kindly given & beautifully presented.Promise me you'll give I Hope You Dance a chance - it's a perfect gift for graduation, for somebody about to set out for fields afar, for anybody who loves to love for in the giving, you will have song, love & laughter in your heart. Do check out my full review.
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