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Hardcover Sunshine on My Shoulders: With Audio CD [With Score and CD] Book

ISBN: 1584690488

ISBN13: 9781584690481

Sunshine on My Shoulders: With Audio CD [With Score and CD]

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A book on CD for kids, Sunshine on my Shoulders follows the lyrics of a song by John Denver making it the perfect sing along book for toddlers. This preschool music book is a great teaching tool for young readers about the world around us and our responsibility to preserve and protect it.This exuberant adaptation of John Denver's famous song is "sure to make you smile," even on a dark and cuddly evening with your child. It helps if you can sing--the...

Customer Reviews

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I came across this book in the bookstore today and knew that I had to have it as soon as I saw the cover. I was very familiar with the song, but had no idea there was a book based on it. The pictures are perfect for the song! The book is very, very nicely done. It was an added bonus that there was a CD and musical score included. I came home with two copies.

Caldecott Material

"Sunshine on my Shoulders" is a beautiful song of the seventies which has been captured perfectly by Christopher Canyon's bright and warm illustrations. One can feel the sun bathing the two characters as they enjoy a summer afternoon. I have been a fan of Canyon's nature illustrations, but "Sunshine" is by far his best effort yet. Members of the Caldecott commitee should take notice.


When I first heard of this project, which had John Denver's blessing before his death, I was excited, but unsure that any illustrator could do justice to John's songs. Christopher Canyon has perfectly incorporated the love of children and of nature that John Denver shared in his music. Now I'm looking forward to all the books in this series. Great work, Dawn Publications.I was so overwhelmed by the copies I'd bought for my grandchildren, I turned around and bought one for my friend who, like me, remembers John Denver's lessons daily, and misses his voice always...

A rapturous experience meant to be shared

John Denver's Sunshine On My Shoulders presents a picture book version of the hit song by John Denver enhanced with and adapted text and brilliant color illustrations by Christopher Canyon. The charming story presents the adventures of a young girl enjoying the outside world and the thrill of life. A rapturous experience meant to be shared between young and old, John Denver's Sunshine On My Shoulders is a inventive and charming tribute to a fondly memorable tune.

joyously illustrated

John Denver was the troubadour for a certain age in my life, & I have always held in my heart the memories of the emotions & appreciation his words & music evoked.SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS is utterly absorbing & soothing! If you've never heard John Denver sing his hymn to happiness, you will love listening to the CD as you immerse yourself in Christopher Canyon's images. RebeccasReads recommends SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS for remembering the summers of our childhood & to be opened in the dark of winter, as well as before bedtime, after a day in the chaos of life.
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