I Love You Too (Hardcover)

I Love You Too By Ziggy Marley, Ag Jatkowska (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ziggy Marley, Ag Jatkowska (Illustrator)
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Description


Bob Marley’s first and most famous son, Ziggy, extends his devotion to youth with his debut children’s book.


“A sweetly affectionate ode to togetherness and love.” —Publishers Weekly



“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.” —Kirkus Reviews


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 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



About the Author


ZIGGY MARLEY is an eight-time GRAMMY Award winner, Emmy Award winner, author, philanthropist, and reggae icon. He has released thirteen albums to much critical acclaim, and is the author of the children’s books I Love You Too, My Dog Romeo, Music Is in Everything, and Little John Crow (with his wife, Orly Marley); as well as the Ziggy Marley and Family Cookbook. His early immersion in music came at age ten when he sat in on recording sessions with his father, Bob Marley. Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers released eight best-selling albums that garnered three GRAMMYs. Ziggy’s second solo release, Love Is My Religion, won a GRAMMY in 2006 for Best Reggae Album. His third solo studio album, Family Time, scored a fifth GRAMMY award for Best Children’s Album. 2016 marked the release of Marley’s self-titled album, which earned his eighth GRAMMY. Marley’s new children’s album, More Family Time, was released in September 2020 via Tuff Gong Worldwide.

Praise For…


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.
— Austin Chronicle

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


Product Details
ISBN: 9781617753107
ISBN-10: 1617753106
Publisher: Akashic Books, Ltd.
Publication Date: April 15th, 2014
Pages: 48
Language: English