By Cedella Marley
Chronicle Books, $16.99, 32 pages
Bob Marley, One Love has been adapted into a children’s book by his daughter, Cedella Marley. I found it quite interesting, even at my age. I think children will enjoy it immensely. The words are little changed from the original song, and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. The art alone is worth the price of the book, and then some, but the words will teach children many things, tolerance for others is one, a love of nature is another. This little book should also make them feel good about who they are, but does it in a soft manner, not like it’s teaching or preaching. I would never have thought about making that song into a children’s book, but it came together beautifully, there seems to be a magical something to it that I simply cannot put into words. Bob was always quite the lyricist, so the words have that hard to achieve musical, lyrical, and difficult to describe quality that holds the magic that was Bob Marley. Other than that, all I can say is: Cedella, you did your dad proud.
What my family gives to me
What the flower gives the bee.