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My Dog Romeo

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Ziggy Marley’s ode to his four-legged friend Romeo becomes a picture book that is sure to touch the hearts of dog lovers everywhere.

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What people are saying…

“[A] perfect accompaniment to Marley’s charming children’s album, which ensures that My Dog Romeo is sure to be a big hit among young, old, and, of course, our furry friends!”
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“Who better to describe a childhood best friend than a musical artist who can express memory and love in words as well as tunes?”
Potent Magazine

“Enhanced with beautiful illustrations by Ag Jatkowska, My Dog Romeo becomes a vibrant picture book by author/storyteller Ziggy Marley that follows a child and a dog throughout their days, sharing their love of music and play.”
Midwest Book Review

“The father-of-seven reveals the enchanting story for My Dog Romeo, illustrated by Ag Jatkowska, was born after he adopted an adorable Italian Water dog (Lagotto Romagnolo) with a ‘lovely personality’ during the pandemic.”
ET Canada

“A wonderful, colorful children’s book . . . A lot of fun.”
Sunny Harbor Publishing

Recommended by the Free Library of Philadelphia as a great read for National Dog Day

Critical praise for I Love You Too by Ziggy Marley:

“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


Description

“My Dog Romeo”—a single on More Family Time, the follow-up children’s album to the GRAMMY Award–winning Family Time—is a playful and endearing tribute to Ziggy Marley’s beloved pet dog Romeo. Opening with Romeo’s barking, Marley sings of his great love and friendship with his four-legged friend.

Now, with beautiful illustrations by Ag Jatkowska—illustrator of Marley’s debut picture book, I Love You Too—My Dog Romeo becomes a vibrant picture book that follows a child and a dog throughout their days, sharing their love of music and play. The perfect accompaniment to Marley’s charming children’s album, My Dog Romeo is sure to be a hit among young, old, and, of course, our furry friends.

*A coproduction of Akashic Books and Tuff Gong Worldwide

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Read features on Ziggy Marley at the Jamaica Gleaner, the LA Daily News, Dancehall Mag, and Ventura County Reporter.

Listen to interviews with Ziggy Marley on The Get Up and Daddy Issues with Oliver Hudson and Joe Buck.

Watch interviews with Ziggy Marley on the TODAY Show, WGN Morning NewsThe Four, ET Canada, KTLA Morning News, and Black News Tonight with Marc Lamont Hill.


Book Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Published: 7/27/21
  • IBSN: 9781617759420
  • e-IBSN: 9781617759444

Authors

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.

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