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I Hope You Dance!
     

I Hope You Dance!

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by Mark D. Sanders, Tia Sillers, Buddy Jackson (Illustrator), Karinne Caulkins (Designed by)
 

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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 up" message of the book. I Hope You Dance for children is witty and fun, warm and fuzzy, wild and fanciful. For the kid in your life, here's the

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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 up" message of the book. I Hope You Dance for children is witty and fun, warm and fuzzy, wild and fanciful. For the kid in your life, here's the opportunity to say:

I hope you dance!
Stir it up, baby, make a splash do the shag and the monster mash the cotton eyed joe and the hokey pokey if you ain't got rhythm that's okey dokey don't lay in the tub and bubble bath soaka get your shimmy on the floor and do the zydeco polka

The message of the book is complemented by remarkable, delightful illustration and design by the award winning team of Buddy Jackson and Karinne Caulkins, which created the graphics for the adult version of I Hope You Dance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401601270
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
09/17/2003
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.24(w) x 10.38(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Mark D. Sanders is a songwriter and father and soccer coach who lives in Nashville with his wife, Cindy, and children. He's had #1 songs recorded by George Strait, Faith Hill, Lee Ann Womack, Alan Jackson and a slew of others.

Tia Sillers is a songwriter and a gardener who counts her parents among her best friends. When not writing, she follows her recording-artist husband around the globe. She's had hits with the Dixie Chicks, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Pam Tillis, Alan Jackson and Lee Ann Womack.

Buddy Jackson started the graphic design company Jackson Design in 1983. Two of his CD packages have received Grammy Awards. In addition to his work in design and illustration, he is an accomplished sculptor. He lives in Nashville.

Karinne Caulkins is senior designer for Jackson Design and has established herself as one of the South's premiere graphic artists. The winner of countless Addy Awards, her work appears regularly in Communication Arts, Print, and other graphic showcases. She lives in Nashville.

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I Hope You Dance 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My friend was dying of cancer and before she got really sick she and her husband had a second wedding. She sang this song to her two small girls at the wedding. I know they will always remember her when they hear it. She wanted them to enjoy life after she was gone and always dance. In memory of Yali Garcia
Aimee_Leon More than 1 year ago
I read this book once from a friend who got it from her mother as a birthday present. Which I thought was such a sweet and great gift from the heart. I remember saying to myself that I have to get this book sooner or later in life for my child(thats when I ever have kids). This book is so beautiful and the words are so true & inspiring. Also unforgetable and heartfelt. I already have the cd. The song is so precious and lovely from beginning to end. Just like the book. I hope you all dance!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In my life I have felt restricted by my fears. After having experienced this book I realized that I cannot allow my son to adapt these same feelings. Although he is still very young I see things in him that I want to hold on to and I hope he will always cherish. I'm buying this book to share with him and to instill in him the courage I have found. And I hope he learns to never loose his innocence.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What beauitful book Love Love this song
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book if u get it i hope u like it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Leaves
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay (um okay)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this song and book
Tanichka_2003 More than 1 year ago
Very inspirational book. Love every single page of it!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I heard this song at the end of a Tyler Perry movie, "Family That Preys" and Gladys Knight sings it. Then, I heard Carrie Underwood and Lee Ann Womack both sing it. It makes my heart soar each time and definitely a must have. To know there is a book to accompany it, I am so happy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My sister died suddenly in an accident. We played this song at her funeral along with a picture slideshow. I pick this book up on a regular basis and read through it, because it makes me think of my moments with her. It reminds to me to keep living and smiling, like she would want me to do.
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Sfncs More than 1 year ago
I first read this book at a friends house, I was going through my "I hate the world" moments. I thought it was so beautiful and poetic. Even though it didn't cause change in me (my friend later bought me a copy) I know that if I ever meet anyone that needs a pick me up, I will quote this book. Truly beautiful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing book. My teacher read this to us and played the song on the last day of school. We were all crying cause this is an amazing song and book. I loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
my dad donated this song to me and i love this song and many others written bt them
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is phenomenal. as simple it may seem, this book contains a beautiful message within. i gave this to my favorite language arts teacher in her birthday. before buying it, i had stood in Barnes&Noble reading it entirely. i planned just to skim through it, however when i began reading it, i could not stop. My teacher loved this book. she even says she plans to use 'i hope you dance' as her wedding song. this book was so great, that a week later, i decided i needed one for my self and my mother. my mother is battling cancer and loved the hope that can be extracted from that book. today i always carry this book in my purse, and whenever a friend is feeling down, i let them lend the book and listen to the song. this book left me speechless. i know a great book when i see one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book once from a friend who got it from her mother as a birthday present.Which I thought was such a sweet gift from the heart. I remember saying to myself that I have to get this book sooner or later in life for my child(thats when I ever have kids). This book is so beautiful and the words are so true & inspiring. Also unforgetable. I already have the cd. The song is to precious and lovely from beginning to end. Just like the book. I hope you all dance!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son chose this song for my girlfriends funeral.She passed away from breast cancer in 2002.My son said,and I agree that the song says it the way she would want everyone to live their lives. And she loved to Dance!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so well done it is hard to find any areas that could be improved. Wonderful song, wonderful book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I READ THIS BOOK THE OTHER NIGHT AND AS I WAS READING IT, I HAD CHILLS RUNNING UP & DOWN MY SPINE OVER & OVER. HOW TRUE THESE WORDS ARE TO LIFE. ANYONE THAT HAS EVERY FALLEN DOWN MUST READ THIS INSPIRATIONAL BOOK. I LOVE IT!!! I HIGHLY RECCOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ALL!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The very first time that I heard this song, I knew I had to get it for my daughter. I found the book a while back and was so excited. It says everything that I hope and wish for her as she gets older. She is only 7 right now, but I plan to give the book to her later. I think that it is something that she will treasure. It is a great little book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much! My sister bought it for herself one day, and made me read it. I actually cried when I finished the book. I love this song so much, and now I have to buy the book for myself!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My little girl Leslie has motor skill problems and high functioning autism. When I put her in ballet - she was awkward, and her ballance took every bit of her concentration. With her arms up high and she stood on her toes, -She danced to this song on her recital. She was 15 years old and she worked day and night to be a ballerina. I bought her the book and the CD and she was so proud of it. I watch the tape of her dancing and my dream is one day - we will again find a special dance teacher and she will dance. This is Leslie's song. In my heart it always will be the wishes that I have for my little girl.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had heard the song many times and just fell in love w/it,and when I found it along w/the book I had to have it.I have two daughters and the song is exactlly what I wish for them.