I Love You TooBook - 2014
Based on song lyrics by the author, illustrates many of the ways love is expressed by exploring children's relationships with parents, grandparents, and nature.
"A sweetly affectionate ode to togetherness and love."
"Lyrics inspired by an exchange with Marley's 3-year-old daughter are set to bright paintings of a multicultural cast of children and adults enjoying each other's company indoors and out...The art will draw and hold young children's attention."
"Sure to be a hit at bedtime, the lyrical story conveys the sweet, soothing, and affirming message."
--School Library Journal
"The emphasis of this book is that love has no boundaries."
--New York Journal of Books
"This looks to be on our home charts for weeks, months, maybe even years."
"An inspiring storybook edition of the lyrics of famous reggae performer Ziggy Marley...song lyrics are surrounded and set in warm, vivid illustrations of children of many hues, laughing and playing with loving parents and grandparents in a healthy, light, balanced natural world."
--Midwest Book Review
"Orly Marley, 42, adores the tale husband Ziggy wrote for daughter Judah, 9."
--US Weekly, Objects of Affection mention
"The illustrations are simply stunning...But even more than the gorgeous illustrations is the wonderful message that this book conveys--that families and friends will always love each other."
--The Mama Games
Released simultaneously with Ziggy Marley's new album, Fly Rasta.
A debut children's book by reggae icon Ziggy Marley with illustrations by Ag Jatkowska.
A beautifully illustrated, multicultural children's picture book based on one of Ziggy Marley's most beloved songs, "I Love You Too." The book explores a child's relationship with parents, nature, and the unstoppable force of love. This is Ziggy's first book, though his foray into children's music is extensive and very well known. He is the singer of "Believe in Yourself," the popular theme song of the hit TV show, Arthur.
Marley has been a long-time fixture in the children's entertainment arena. In 2004, he played the role of Ernie, the mischievous jellyfish in the Dreamworks animated smash, Shark Tale, and has made appearances on multiple family and children’s shows including Sesame Street, Dora the Explorer, the 2009 "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade," and A Family Is a Family Is a Family: A Rosie O'Donnell Celebration on HBO. In 2009, Ziggy, along with his wife, children, and mother Rita Marley, joined President Barack Obama for the 131st annual White House Easter Egg Roll celebration. More recently, he has crafted the theme song for HBO's Saving My Tomorrow, is featured in the GRAMMY Museum / Cal Science Center's Exhibit "Saving the Earth with Music" and lent his voice to the PupStar franchise. Marley is also an honorary member of the board of directors for Little Kids Rock, an organization that provides free musical instruments and free lessons to children in public schools throughout the United States.
From the introduction to I Love You Too by Ziggy Marley:
"One day I was in my kitchen making breakfast with my then three-year-old daughter Judah. She looked at me and said, 'I love you.' I spontaneously replied to her, 'I love you too.' From that came the song and now the book based on the lyrics. I hope you share and enjoy this with your loved ones as I have with mine. I love you too."
A coproduction of Akashic Books and Tuff Gong Worldwide