Every Little Thing Based on the song “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley, Adapted by Cedella Marley, Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (2015) – Board book
Recommended ages: 0 to 6
Every Little Thing is an uplifting story about a boy who won’t let anything get him down. Not even a rainy day or a disastrous cooking mistake. With the support and love from his family and friends, there is always someone there to help him see the bright side of things. There are delightful depictions of ethnically diverse children playing at the park.
The text, by Bob Marley’s daughter Cedella, is an adaptation of her father’s widely-loved song “Three Little Birds.” As a huge fan, I couldn’t help but sing the text as I read it aloud to my daughter!
Vanessa Brantley-Newton never disappoints with her vibrant and joyous illustrations. I can’t get enough of the cheerful boy depicted on the cover. It makes me, and my daughter, smile!
Take-away message: Don’t worry about a thing! If you have the support of family and friends, everything will be alright.