One Love

FOR THIS VALENTINE’S DAY WEEKEND, share this fun title with your child! 

One Love is appropriate for children of all ages.

One Love is an adaptation of Bob Marley’s beautiful song. Author Cedella Marley, Bob Marley’s daughter, brings this beloved song to a new generation. It is a reminder that we can always get together and feel all right! Readers will delight in dancing to the beat and feeling the positive groove of change when one girl enlists her friends, family, and community to help transform her neighborhood for the better. 

Practice this Comprehension Strategy-Take A Picture Walk:
The illustrations in One Love depict the story of a little girl bringing together her family, friends and community to help create a beautiful and clean park. Have you child take a picture walk through the book before you read. Flip through the pages and ask what they are seeing, who the people might be, where they are and what they are doing. Then ask your child why they might be working to make the park more beautiful and clean. Then read or sing the story with your child. They have the potential to make a deeper connection with the book after answering the questions that arose during their picture walk.

Do this with your child:
One Love is not only the name of this beautiful book, but it is the name of the song this story is adapted from. Click here to listen to the original song and have a dance party with your child! Sharing in a dance with your child is a great way to share your love and friendship this February!  

If you’re interested in sharing One Love with your child you can find it from Chronicle Books here. Please like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

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