A picture book based on Ziggy Marley's popular song celebrating music's many forms, from the sounds of ocean waves to laughter in the family kitchen.
“Readers are encouraged to find the music in everything in this picture-book adaptation of Marley’s exuberant song . . . The illustration of the family’s large and small clapping hands in a spectrum of skin tones sends a powerful, uplifting message about the universality of music . . . Close your eyes, listen to the music, and experience the joy of family with this buoyant tale.” —Kirkus Reviews
"Music Is in Everything"—a single on More Family Time, the follow-up children's album to the GRAMMY Award-winning Family Time—celebrates how music is found in everything. From ocean waves to banging pots and pans in the kitchen, from a loved one's laughter to the "river's latest tune, " Marley reminds children everywhere that you don't need an instrument to create a beautiful song.
With heartfelt illustrations by Ag Jatkowska—illustrator of Marley's debut picture book, I Love You Too—Music Is in Everything is a sweet and uplifting ode to the power and beauty of song.
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.
Some songs do not make the transition to picture books; this one elevates the form. A beautiful addition to any library.
— School Library Journal
Readers are encouraged to find the music in everything in this picture-book adaptation of Marley’s exuberant song . . . The illustration of the family’s large and small clapping hands in a spectrum of skin tones sends a powerful, uplifting message about the universality of music . . . Close your eyes, listen to the music, and experience the joy of family with this buoyant tale.
— Kirkus Reviews
Praise for I Love You Too, a previous children's picture book by Ziggy Marley based on a song of his with the same name:
"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
"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
"Orly Marley, 42, adores the tale husband Ziggy wrote for daughter Judah, 9." —Us Weekly,"Objects of Affection" mention