SUNNY DAY by Joe Raposo


A Celebration of the Sesame Street Theme Song
Age Range: 2 - 5
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A heartwarming tribute to a familiar, friendly tune.

For many, it is the theme song of childhood. The opening melody of Sesame Street has been delighting children for 50 years. Eighteen acclaimed artists have come together to celebrate this incredibly special song. From the jacket to the case cover to every line of “Sunny Day,” each artist takes a spread and reimagines what the beloved lyrics mean to them. The varied lineup parallels the mission of diversity and inclusion that the show has always pursued. Two veteran Sesame Street artists are included: Roger Bradfield and Joe Mathieu. Others also try their hand at rendering the street’s lovable, iconic characters in their own individual styles. Tiny details such as a yellow feather floating by (or other pops of the bright Big Bird color found in a balloon or butterfly), along with cookies and rubber duckies galore, give special nods to the adored show. Each spread has a forward motion, propelling groups of children of various races and abilities toward that oh-so-familiar street. Illustrators include Christian Robinson, Pat Cummings, Rafael López, Selina Alko, Dan Santat, and more.

It’s impossible not to hum along and be transported. (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: Oct. 22nd, 2019
ISBN: 978-1-9848-4818-5
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Random House
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2019