Sunday, 9 December 2012

Every Little Thing by Cedella Marley Review

Written By Cedella Marley
Art By Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Genre
Children's Book

Synopsis

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 the most joyous songs in this reassuring picture book adaption written by his daughter Cedella and exuberantly illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton.
The upbeat story reminds us all that the sun will always come out after the rain and mistakes are easily forgiven with a hug. Every child and 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 picture book will bring a smile to faces of all ages.

Review

'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley is one of the happiness and joyful songs ever written and always manages to bring a smile to my face.

Here, his eldest daughter Cedella has adapted that song to create a beautiful, happy and gentle little story about a little boy, who no matter what life throws at him manages to stay happy and cheerful.

The illustrations by Vanessa Brantley-Newton are stunning. They have an innocent, gentle childlike quality to them and that really adds to the massive amount of charm that this book has. You really can see the sheer amount of joy just radiate off of the page.

The book, the story and the art all really add up to give the reader a real sense that this book must have been a joy to create.

As well as liking it myself, my little boy adored it and wanted me to read it to him again as soon as the story was finished. You can't really ask for much more than that from a children's book really can you?

Story 4.5/5
Characters 4.5/5
Recommended 5/5
Overall 14/15

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