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Every Little Thing

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ISBN13: 9781452106977
ISBN10: 1452106975
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Publisher Comments:

Bob Marley's songs are known the world over for their powerful message of love, peace, and harmony. Now a whole new generation can discover one of his most joyous songs in this reassuring picture book adaptation written by his daughter Cedella and exuberantly illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. This upbeat story reminds children that the sun will always come out after the rain and mistakes are easily forgiven with a hug. Every family will relate to this universal story of one boy who won't let anything get him down, as long as he has the help of three very special little birds. Including all the lyrics of the original song plus new verses, this cheerful book will bring a smile to faces of all ages—because every little thing's gonna be all right!

Review:

"The follow-up to this team's adaptation of Marley's father's 'One Love' takes another Bob Marley classic and adds two verses ('Run to the playground,/ laugh with my friends and play./ Three little birds,/ perch on the swing set') to the immediately recognizable lyrics. Brantley-Newton provides polished mixed-media portraits of a dreadlocked boy with a huge grin and young parents who clearly adore him. The three birds of the original song accompany the boy everywhere, hovering outside the window as he gets into trouble with a baking project in the kitchen, then singing to cheer him up, providing an appropriate setting for the reassuring refrain: 'Don't worry/ about a thing,/ 'cause every little thing/ is gonna be all right.' Pictures of the boy playing soccer with his parents and friends, who come from an assortment of ethnic backgrounds, will be appreciated by families and teachers searching for representations of communities that look like theirs. As with the previous volume, Marley fans will have to drag out their old CDs or vinyl to teach children the melody, since none is supplied with the book. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Now in board book, Every Little Thing brings Bob Marley's beloved song to life for a new generation. Every family will relate to this universal story of a boy who won't let anything get him down, as long as he has the help of three special little birds. Including all the lyrics of the original song plus new verses, this cheerful book will bring a smile to faces of all ages—because every little thing's gonna be all right.

About the Author

Cedella Marley is the author of One Love and performs with the Melody Makers internationally. She lives in Miami, Florida, and has three children.

Bob Marley, a Jamaican singer-songwriter, remains the most widely known performer of reggae music. Time magazine chose Exodus, which included "Three Little Birds," as the greatest album of the 20th century.

Vanessa Brantley-Newton's books include One Love, Let Freedom Sing, and Don't Let Auntie Mable Bless the Table. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com)
From Bob Marley’s daughter Cedella, comes a new picture book based on her father’s song “Three Little Birds.” The message repeating over and over in the song is “Don’t worry about a thing, ‘cause every little thing is gonna be all right.” The same is true for the book, which is titled Every Little Thing.

A boy rises in the morning to great a new day, with three little birds on his doorstep leading the way. The birds are there when he sees someone sitting alone on a swing at the playground, so the boy includes the lonely kid in a soccer game that’s going on.

The birds are there when he makes a mess baking in the kitchen, but the boy’s parents hold him and tell him it’s going to be all right. And the birds are there when his mom and dad sing him to sleep at night. The illustrations, by Vanessa Brantley-Newton are colorful and fun. They include a grumpy kitty, who isn’t having as good of a day as the boy is. The kitty would like to catch the birds, but in the end, even he ends up charmed by them.

Cedella Marley includes a note in the end about the meaning the song has for her, and how it passes along an important message: “as long as we share our love with others, even if storm clouds gather, we will be okay.”

My husband and I often sang “Three Little Birds” to our daughters when they were growing up. Every Little Thing offers the opportunity to share the music along with a great story for kids. I highly recommend it.

The publisher provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781452106977
Subtitle:
Based on the song 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley
Author:
Marley, Bob
Author:
Marley, Cedella
Author:
Brantley-Newton, Vanessa
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20150303
Binding:
Board book Child's book with all pages printed on board
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Pages:
24
Dimensions:
10.25 x 10 x 0.5 in 0.92 lb
Age Level:
from 3 up to 6

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The follow-up to this team's adaptation of Marley's father's 'One Love' takes another Bob Marley classic and adds two verses ('Run to the playground,/ laugh with my friends and play./ Three little birds,/ perch on the swing set') to the immediately recognizable lyrics. Brantley-Newton provides polished mixed-media portraits of a dreadlocked boy with a huge grin and young parents who clearly adore him. The three birds of the original song accompany the boy everywhere, hovering outside the window as he gets into trouble with a baking project in the kitchen, then singing to cheer him up, providing an appropriate setting for the reassuring refrain: 'Don't worry/ about a thing,/ 'cause every little thing/ is gonna be all right.' Pictures of the boy playing soccer with his parents and friends, who come from an assortment of ethnic backgrounds, will be appreciated by families and teachers searching for representations of communities that look like theirs. As with the previous volume, Marley fans will have to drag out their old CDs or vinyl to teach children the melody, since none is supplied with the book. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Now in board book, Every Little Thing brings Bob Marley's beloved song to life for a new generation. Every family will relate to this universal story of a boy who won't let anything get him down, as long as he has the help of three special little birds. Including all the lyrics of the original song plus new verses, this cheerful book will bring a smile to faces of all ages—because every little thing's gonna be all right.
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