Sunny Day

Sunny Day

Board Book

34 Pages

Ages Baby-3 ‎

Random House Books for Young Readers

Board Book

Superstar illustrators celebrate the iconic Sesame Street theme song with stunning original art in this one-of-a-kind book!

This gorgeous interpretation of “Sunny Day,” the iconic Sesame Street theme song, will delight toddlers and parents alike! Created to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Sesame Street, beloved picture-book artists created individual works of art for a different line from the song. The range of their pieces demonstrates that Sesame Street can truly be found anywhere. The award-winning and bestselling roster of illustrators includes Tom Lichtenheld, Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Leo Espinosa, and Dan Santat, among others. The result is a stunning tribute to Sesame Street and to the generations of children who have loved the show. Anyone who opens this beautiful book will be inspired to imagine their own perfect sunny day.

My Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

As I read this book I was transported to my childhood, and singing along as I went. Watching Sesame Street when I was a child this song would be in my head all day long after. On each page is a verse of the Sunny Day song – and very different artwork on each spread is beyond gorgeous. So many different artistic styles bringing the diversity of Sesame Street alive. Take your child on a throwback adventure they won’t soon forget!

Behind The Magic

Joe Raposo (1937–1989) began playing piano as a child, and later studied piano with the great Nadia Boulanger in Paris. A serendipitous meeting with Jim Henson in the 1960s led Raposo to join the team behind the creation of Sesame Street, for which he served as musical director for several years. He wrote more than two thousand songs for Sesame Street, earning three Emmys for his work on the show.

The following illustrators contributed art to this book:

  • Selina Alko
  • Brigette Barrager
  • Vanessa Brantley-Newton
  • Joey Chou
  • Pat Cummings
  • Mike Curato
  • Leo Espinosa
  • Tom Lichtenheld
  • Rafael López
  • Emily Winfield Martin
  • Joe Mathieu
  • Kenard Pak
  • Greg Pizzoli
  • Sean Qualls
  • Dan Santat

Huge thanks to Random House for gifting my family with a copy of this nostalgic book! To get a copy for your home click the link below!

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Happy Monday! Have a wonderful week my friends!

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