Cedella Marley’s “Every Little Thing” scores big on Amazon

Marley took a leaf out of her famous father’s songbook to create “Every Little Thing”, which she based on her iconic dad’s enduring composition “Three Little Birds”.

MIAMI, United States, Wednesday November 14, 2012 – Cedella Marley is back in the spotlight in her own right – or in this case, in her own “write”.

After barely enough time to catch her breath since partnering with German sports apparel label Puma to design the outfits for the Jamaican Olympic team, the oldest daughter of reggae legend Bob Marley has bagged the number one spot on Amazon’s African-American children’s booklist with her latest book “Every Little Thing”.

Published on September 12 by Chronicle Books and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, “Every Little Thing” is a follow-up to last year’s “One Love”, which was another collaboration by the talented pair.

Marley took a leaf out of her famous father’s songbook to create “Every Little Thing”, which she based on her iconic dad’s enduring composition “Three Little Birds”.

The song first appeared on the late Bob Marley’s 1977 album “Exodus”, chosen by Time magazine as the greatest album of the 20th century. “Three Little Birds” was later released as a single by Island Records in 1980.

Inspired by the song, the singer-songwriter’s daughter went on to pen what Kirkus Reviews lauded as: “A sweet elaboration of the original’s reassuring message that ‘every little thing is gonna be all right.'”

Amazon, which recommended the book for Grade Level P and up, said of “Every Little Thing”: “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!”

Known internationally for her performances with the Melody Makers, Cedella Marley is also an actress, fashion designer, entrepreneur and mother. The 45-year-old Jamaican currently lives in Miami, Florida, and has three children.

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