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Using thoughts children have shared during concerts, the book expands on a traditional Russian folk song....

Title : May There Always Be Sunshine: A Traditional Song
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ISBN : 9780967903866
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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May There Always Be Sunshine: A Traditional Song Reviews

  • Elizabeth
    2018-09-05 08:35

    Happy picture book month! Rounding out the Thanksgiving holiday weekend is this noteworthy sentiment. “May There Always Be Sunshine” By Jim Gill and illustrated by Susie Signorino-Richards c) 2001I was seeking rhymes and there are none. But the song and words work because they follow a pattern. Jim started out with the first four lines of a Russian folk song: May there always be sunshine; May there always be blue skies; May there always be Mama; May there always be me. Then he invited audience members to add their own ideas when he performed. And, in the case of this book, he gathered some of his favorites. In the foreword Jim says, “Each person’s thoughts and ideas are worthy of our attention—and only get better with exercise. The joy of life is in THINKING, CREATING and DOING.”The book I have checked out is an autographed one and he signed it with, “May there always be libraries.” Indeed! So cool!

  • rebecca j
    2018-09-12 15:32

    author autographed, won in a workshop

  • Claire
    2018-08-30 12:24

    was familiar with Jim Gills songs from observing storytimes at our library, where he is a favorite. I hadn’t realized he had a book until I attended a workshop he conducted last week. This is based on a traditional Russian folk song, and is a stunningly simple, endearingly positive book. I like the way it could be used to interact with young children, by simply asking them what they hope there will “always be”.

  • Melanie
    2018-09-01 11:18

    The first four lines of this book are based on a traditional Russian folksong. The sentences after that are a few chosen by Jim Gill, author, from his many concerts with children. At the end he lists quite a few other things children want around.Quite a powerful book for starting a conversation with your child. Music score is included for those who like to sing books as well as read them.

  • Stephanie Wycihowski
    2018-08-27 16:19

    perfect choice to add into a cloud themed storytime! Also, great one to start a conversation about what are your favorite things that you hope will always be around!I just Love Jim Gill- Great Music!

  • Megan
    2018-09-02 13:09

    Gotta love Jim Gill.

  • Kelli
    2018-09-13 14:37

    Nice accompaniment to Jim Gill's song.

  • Sarah
    2018-09-24 12:21

    I love this song and being able to sing and read it is great. My toddler loves this book too and helps me sing the song when we read this book.

  • Monica Albright
    2018-09-23 14:27

    Super Great!!!!Make your own class book using this as an example!

  • Nicole Ozanich
    2018-09-12 13:10

    Use with Jim Gill song that matches.

  • Fran
    2018-09-01 14:28

    A great way to end a story time.

  • Naomi
    2018-09-17 09:24

    A song and a story! Vivid illustrations and a great list at the end!