I Love You Too is a beautifully illustrated, multicultural children's picture book based on one of Ziggy Marley's beloved song by the same name. 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. Marley is the singer of Believe in Yourself,' the popular theme song of the hit TV show, Arthur.'
Publisher's Weekly Review:
"The lyrics to reggae artist Marley's Emmy-winning song, featured in the animated series 3rd & Bird, are presented with Jatkowska's smudgy, jewel-toned illustrations in the musician's first picture book. Three children-black, brown, and white-are seen spending time together and with their parents. A father with spiky, sandy hair shares breakfast with his pigtailed daughter at the kitchen table: "When you tell me that you love me,/ this is what I'm gonna say," writes Marley before a page turn shows the same pair hugging in view of a vibrant green tree where two brightly colored birds are nuzzling: I love you too, I love you too, I love you." Subsequent pages depict the children fully engaged in nature, observing friendly fish underwater, bees buzzing around their hive, love-struck earthworms, and more; seasons pass, too, bringing the birth of a new sibling for one of the children and the arrival of Christmas. The repetitiveness of the chorus makes this book a more satisfying sing-aloud than a read-aloud, but it's a sweetly affectionate ode to togetherness and love all the same. Ages 1-up. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
|| New York, N.Y. :2014.
Based on the song by Ziggy Marley.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm