We All Sing with the Same Voice

We All Sing with the Same Voice

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by J. Philip Miller, Paul Meisel, Sheppard M. Greene
     
 

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We All sing with the Same Voice was originally recorded by the Sesame Street house band in 1982 and first aired on Sesame Street during its fourteenth season.

About the Author:
Paul Meisel is the illustrator of many popular books for children, including How to Talk to Your Cat by Jean Craighead George, the My First I Can

Overview

We All sing with the Same Voice was originally recorded by the Sesame Street house band in 1982 and first aired on Sesame Street during its fourteenth season.

About the Author:
Paul Meisel is the illustrator of many popular books for children, including How to Talk to Your Cat by Jean Craighead George, the My First I Can Read Book Go Away, Dog by Joan L. Nodset, and Janice Lee Smith's Wizard and Wart I Can Read Books. He lives in Newtown, CT.

Editorial Reviews

ALA Booklist
“There’s an infectious cheerfulness that’s right on target for a young audience.”
The News Chief
“A wonderful family book.”
bn.com
We all sing with the same voice,
And we sing in harmony.
Sung on Sesame Street since 1983, this joyful song celebrates the fact that no matter where kids live, what they look like, or what they do, they're all the same where it counts -- at heart. This first-ever picture-book version of the beloved song is filled with bright, lively illustrations -- and features a free CD that lets kids sing along.
News Chief
A wonderful family book to be enjoyed by the little tykes.
Publishers Weekly
According to PW, "A classic Sesame Street song becomes a cheerful picture book about children's universal thoughts and feelings." Ages 3-7. (Jan.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A classic Sesame Street song becomes a cheerful picture book about children's universal thoughts and feelings. Throughout these pages, youngsters differentiated by race, nationality, gender or geography join hands and sing: "We all sing with the same voice,/ The same song,/ The same voice./ We all sing with the same voice,/ And we sing in harmony." In a succinct and easy-to-understand style, the lyrics go straight to the heart, addressing such themes as family ("I have sisters one two three./ In my family there's just me./ I've got one daddy./ I've got two"), pets or the expression of emotions ("Sometimes I get mad and mean./ Sometimes I feel happy./ And when I want to cry I do"). Miller and Greene's idealistic vision of inclusion and acceptance is one that readers can easily embrace. Meisel (How to Talk to Your Cat) infuses the proceedings with joy--smiling, vibrantly clad children and caring adults populate his sunny scenes. A CD recording of the song from 1982 is packaged with this book. Ages 3-7. (Jan.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-K-With bright colors and lively lyrics, this book-and-CD set breathes new life into an old favorite. The text is a song that was originally recorded by the Sesame Street house band in 1982. The themes of understanding one another's cultures and the similarities among children all over the world lend themselves to the fresh, bold cartoon-style paintings of children singing (no Muppets in sight). The illustrations range from four to a page depicting the youngsters in their different environments-"I live in southern France./I'm from a Texas ranch./I come from Mecca and Peru"-to full double-page spreads of all the youngsters in their local dress singing together. Used with the CD, this will be especially useful for those who want to add music to their picture-book and preschool programs. The catchy recording will have children (and adults) singing long after the book has been closed.-Genevieve Ceraldi, Donnell Library Center, New York Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A song, made popular on Sesame Street, now in book form with an enclosed CD. Righteous in its message, affirming that everyone's the same inside despite looking different on the outside, this print version will help to substantiate the popular song. Although people may originate from various locations around the world, a point made clear in the childlike pictures, there are similarities as well as differences that should be celebrated."My name is Jack and Fred. My name's Amanda Sue. I'm called Kareem Abdu. My name is you." This is an expression of inclusion, where children of all races and places, abilities and facilities, and families of all kinds belong together in the circle of life. Common activities are shared, such as loving a pet or person, playing, reading, watching TV, sleeping with your teddy at night, singing by the firelight, or the full spectrum of emotions felt by every person around the globe. Readers will be enlightened and should rejoice in the important message that may be perplexing to many but seems clear to most children—everyone loves to be loved."And when it's time for bed, I like my stories read, ‘Sweet dreams' and ‘love you' said. My name is you." (Picture book 3-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060739003
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/04/2005
Edition description:
Ages 3-7
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Paul Meisel has illustrated many books for children, including Why Are the Ice Caps Melting?, Energy Makes Things Happen, and What Happens to Our Trash? in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. He lives in Newtown, Connecticut.

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We All Sing with the Same Voice 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my class of 2 year olds. All the children love this book. Throughout the day they ask for this story at least 5 times. I think the best part of this is that the cd is so musical it keeps their attention the whole time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This song has stayed with me since I was little and I heard it on Sesame Street. This book is a must have for your preschooler. It speaks of people differences, but also shows how we are all the same and want the same things.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a pre-school teacher (3-4 year olds), and this book is just excellent. It really teaches them, that regardless- everyone is the same where it matters. It talks about hair color, eye color, where they live among other things. I can't even explain the effect that this book had on my class, not to mention myself. We listen and sing along with this book- atleast twice a day. We all LOVE it!