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You Are My Sunshine

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  257 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Illustrated by the best-selling artist, Caroline Jayne Church, finally this classic song is becoming a children's board book!

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.
You make me happy when skies are gray.

Lovingly illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church, the bestselling artist from I LOVE YOU THROUGH AND THROUGH, this is the first of her new three book song series. YOU ARE MY SUN
Board Book, 12 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Cartwheel Books
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Kendal Dastrup
“YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE” by Jimmie Davis is an animated version of the children’s song. I had no clue it was a book until I walked into Barnes and Nobel and saw it with my own eyes. It’s a literal take on the children’s song that we all know and love. Little children hold onto their teddy bears and sing them the song. I had never pictured the song to be about a child singing to their toy but it is a darling little book.
Something I really liked about this book was the way the text was laid out. Bec
Salvador Gómez
Hahahaha me encontré este libro de 12 páginas en la librería y lo leí, es un lindo poema o canción, lo que sea me gustó
Jan 28, 2015 Sarah rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: shevy
Maybe I am missing something here.

We all love the "You Are My Sunshine" song, so that's why I got this book. But it is literally just the first verse of the song with nothing special illustrations along side it. There is not much to it. The words are just "You are my sunshine my only sunshine you make me happy when skies are grey you'll never know dear how much I love you please dno't take my sunshine away. Please don't take my sunshine away." I mean they could've at least included the second ve
Kayla Bennett
This was a great book. The song is familiar of course but the illustrations told a story that was touching to me and made me feel warm and loved. I feel like it teaches children you love them from the lyrics but also the illustrations portray that too. I loved the illustrations as they were drawn too. There was lots of color to them and it added to the feeling that it brought. I would recommend this to all parents because of the message it brings.
Jenny Schramm
I really thought that this was a cute book. I really like the way they had the drawings done. I think that this is a cute book for little kids, because as you read the book they can sing the famous song. They are able to act out this song how they want to make it more interactive and fun. I think that this would even be a great book for kids even as young as 5 years old.
Steven R. McEvoy
This book is twelve pages of board book fun. It follows 6 different children as they play with their teddy bears and sing the well-known nursery rhyme to them. With great illustrations that convey much love and feeling, children of all ages will love this book and read it time and time again. Caroline Jane Church has authored or illustrated over 90 books; my children have loved all of them that we have read. This book is part of a new series based upon known nursery rhymes with the first two tit ...more
This book was excessively cute, but in this case excessive was a good thing. I loved the board book style that makes it so easy to read with toddlers. The illustrations were also very adorable. The pictures, plus having the words of the song written on the page make this book a fun learning activity. I can definitely see myself reading this with me kids.
If you like to sing to your children, this is a good book to sing to them. The pages are made of thick cardboard material, so toddlers might not chew through them quite as fast as paper. The lyrics are well known and it's a fun tune for kids to learn. The pictures were very nice and friendly as well.
Nicole Martin
This was such an adorable book. The pictures were colorful and vibrant, and they fit along with the lyrics of the song very well. This is definitely a book that I would read to my young children.
The lyrics to the popular song with adorable illustrations.

I love this illustrator. Each page spread shows an adorable young child with a special lovey toy. This book can be read as the reader (most likely a parent or other loving relative) expressing her love, or as the children expressing their love for their special toys. I liked that idea.

I read this hoping to find another book by this illustrator to use as a special birth day book for my second child, but I felt this wasn't specific enoug
I loved this book. I use to have it sung to me every night before I went to bed when I was younger. I love, love, love it. It was colorful and captured the song sweetly.
I love singing this song to my son, so I couldn't resist buying him this book. The fact that it was written by a former Louisiana governor is a bonus.
Short book with the lyrics of the song. The pictures are very cute.
My kids love this book, and enjoy singing along with me as we read it before bedtime.
Eloise "Louie"
My mommy sings this song to me all the time, so I react to this book. I also love the pictures and just look at them for a long time.
I love this story and the illustrations are great. It is great for kids and they can see the text and learn the song.
Athisaya Divya
The first book that Vedha ever read!! She just adores this book and loves singing the song to her toy doll!
Sydnee Killpack
Pictures we're so cute along with the words to the songs!
This simple board book is a good companion for the song "You are my sunshine." The words follow the lyrics of the song exactly so a caregiver could sing or read the story. The pictures are simple and appealing to toddlers. Each 2-page spread shows a different child with their favorite stuffed animal. A very sweet, but simple book for caregivers to share with their little ones.
I always sang this song to Bobo when I was trying to soothe him or lull him to sleep. The book takes a different look at this song by making a tribute to loveys everywhere. I love the illustrations and the cover is shiny to attract little eyes.
We have a number of books illustrated by Charlotte Church and they are vibrant, fun and kid-friendly. My daughter loves any books that we can sign to her, so this is a big hit in our house... and a great soothing go-to-sleep song.
Adorable little board book to share with baby...lyrics are the classic song paired with adorable illustrations of children interacting with a teddy bear.
Such a great song! Paired with cute illustrations, this would be great for a babytime. Parents could sing/read along since the text is so well known.
Kacey Gilpin
A gift for Avery from Donna Wylie when Emmie was born.
I have always enjoyed Caroline Jayne Church's adaption of songs into illustrated children's book formats. This is no exception.
Katie Casey
Lyrics of the classic "You are my Sunshine" song accompanied with cute illustrations. Perfect bedtime read-aloud.
Mariah Gerber
I enjoyed the story and I really liked the illustrations.
Love the illustrations. My toddler and preschooler want this book sung (sang?) over and over and over!
U make me happy when skies are gray (:
Angie Harrold
Likes it only when I sing it :)
board book simple and small
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