July 25, 2014
Cedella Marley books
Inspired by classic songs by her father Bob Marley, Cedella Marley has captured their sweetness and optimism in her new picture books “One Love” and “Every Little Thing.”
“Every Little Thing,” based on the song “Three Little Birds,” focuses on the comfort of family and friends as a young child goes about his day. Even through misunderstandings and bad luck, the boy remembers that everything is going to be alright, and ends the day with his parents, safe and sound.
“One Love” celebrates the warmth of community, as a richly multicultural neighborhood works together to transform an old parking lot into a vibrant city park. The lyrics of the song are woven through the story, giving the book a sweet rhythm.
The bright, bouncy illustrations by Vanessa Brantley-Newman makes both stories extra appealing to kiddos looking for a cozy bed-time story, and the familiar words make these books a treat to read aloud!