"You're Wonderful" is a song of affirmation presented here in a traditional hardback, picture book format. The book's text is based on an original children's song written by Debbie Clement. A CD insert is included in the book with two tracks including a sung version of the song and also an instrumental-only version suitable for performance, a song writing extension activity or translating the song into a foreign language.
This simple and repetitive song is beloved around the world for its words of affirmation and unconditional encouragement. The end matter of the book includes all of the requests of teachers. There are charts of sign language and music notation including the chords, plus an enlarged vocabulary list.
This work is often included in units of study such as "All About Me" and in those focused on building a cooperative, collaborative classroom. There are numerous YouTube videos available on the web, where classrooms and entire building are seen singing and signing the message to enthusiastic audiences.
The book's illustrations were created in fabric as small contemporary quilts and lend themselves to study of geometry, fractions and color theory. The author's blog is filled with student response to this book. In the words of one of her favorite educators, "It's an instant classic."