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{We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands: Rafael López}We've Got the Whole World in Our Hands by Rafael López
Published by Scholastic Press on October 9, 2018
Genres: Childrens, Poetry, Religion
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – Award-winning illustrator Rafael López brings new life with his adaptation of “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands,” saluting the lives of all young people. The rhythmic verse and repetitive emphasis on “we” and “our” encourages inclusive communities and the celebration of unity and diverse friendships all around the world.
i”We’ve got you and you got me in our hands.
We have the whole world in our hands.”/i
Come and read along and sing along as we celebrate the magic of unity. From the rivers to the mountains to the oceans and to the sea — we’ve got the whole world in our hands.
As an added bonus the sheet music is included in the back of the book for piano, guitar, and recorder for classroom, library, and home sing-alongs.

{My thoughts} – I have always been a fan of the song “We’ve got the whole world in our Hands.” This book is the lyrics of the song put to a story. It is incredible to see how the illustrator had interpreted the song and made the illustrations that go along with it.

You have the option to read this book or you can sing it. I always enjoy books like this that have a multipurpose because they help to keep a child interested in the book and the story. Once you finish with the actual story you have the song and the music to go along with it in the back of the book, which gives it even more purpose.

I really think that this book can make a great addition to any child’s bookshelf. It has the potential to become a loved favorite!

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.