December 8, 2010 (SALISBURY, NC) – When the Salisbury Post asked the local independent bookseller, the Literary Bookpost, to suggest books that would make good Christmas gifts, children’s section director Daphne Safrit included Sleep, Little Child in her top picks.
In the Sunday December 5th edition of the Salisbury Post, Safrit called the new picture book “a unique gem of a find for little ones from local children’s author and composer Marc Hoffman that comes complete with a CD. Autographed copies are available for an added special touch.”
The Literary Bookpost also named Sleep, Little Child as its Picture Book of the Month for December. In September, it was the store’s bestseller and Safrit predicted it would be again during the holiday season.
And in upstate New York, book review Sally Owen, author of the blog “In My Opinion” calls Sleep, Little Child a “wonderful children’s book that is illustrated beautifully and holds a very special message for your little ones…I was thoroughly impressed!”
Owen is also running a giveaway contest for a free copy of the book. Directions for how to enter the contest follow the review.
Sleep, Little Child is based on an original lullaby by author/musician Marc
Hoffman of Salisbury. Illustrated by Charleston artist Tony Waters, it is a rhyming story in which a father assures his young son that he will sleep safely through the night because his heavenly Father is always watching over him. The book is intended for children from infancy through age seven.
Sleep, Little Child includes a CD tucked in a pocket inside the back cover that features Hoffman performing his original lullaby. Other tracks offer the instrumental-only version, plus two non-musical readings: one by the author and another by the author’s mother, radio personality Barbara Hoffman.
Published by Virillion Music, Sleep, Little Child is available at the Literary Bookpost, on the website www.sleeplittlechild.com, and on Amazon. For more information and to hear the lullaby, visit www.sleeplittlechild.com.
To see the entire “Books for Holiday Giving” list in the Salisbury Post, go to:
To read Sally Owens’ review, go to http://CouponsAndFreebiesForYou.blogspot.com and click on “Sleep, Little Child Review & Giveaway.”
About Sleep, Little Child:
Synopsis: As babies grow into little children, there comes a time when they realize that, like themselves, Mommy and Daddy sleep at night, too. Where, then, is the watchful eye to look over them all night? Where are the protective arms to keep them safe when they close their eyes and drift away into dreams? “Sleep, Little Child” answers these questions with simple verse, soft music, and compelling illustrations. Composed and sung by Marc Hoffman and illustrated by Tony Waters, “Sleep, Little Child” is a lullaby with a comforting message: that Someone strong, loving and more powerful than even Mommy and Daddy is right there with all little children, keeping them safe and warm, and greeting them with the morning light. Publisher: Virillion Music. Retail price: $17.95. www.sleeplittlechild.com.