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Sweet Little You by Joni Halabi - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the SWEET LITTLE YOU by  Joni Halabi & Lisa Wee (Illustrations) Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: SWEET LITTLE YOU

Author: Joni Halabi & Lisa Wee (Illustrations)

Pub. Date: August 1, 2022

Publisher: Joni Halabi

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 28

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, B&N, TBD, Bookshop.org

An endearing new picture book lovingly shares a unique story of a mother with a dream of having a child who makes her wish come true by having a baby on her own. Tenderly written with beautiful painterly illustrations, Sweet Little You is a loving and unique story about a different path to becoming a family.

In this tender affirmation, the story's new mother pens a love letter to her baby of how her child came to be and how she cherishes their little family of two. A precious and rhyming text shares the mother's promise to help them dream, explore, and find adventure in life.

Evocative of beloved classics such as Guess How Much I Love YouPat the Bunny, and Love You Forever, yet with a contemporary and diverse variation, Sweet Little You is for all of the intentional single parents who haven't seen their own type of chosen family represented in a picture book that they can share with their child. The poignant story's stirring and loving message is perfect as an affirming everyday read-aloud and also as a thoughtful and heartfelt gift for special occasions and milestones such as baby showers, new baby, birthdays, Mother's Day, and Valentine's Day.

Reviews:

"Must read. The little bundle of joy was precious from their head down to their tippy toes."- Reedsy Discovery

“Sweet Little You is a lovely picture book story narrated by a mother who tells her baby about how she was wanted and conceived by a single mother. The book's lovely blend of colorful illustrations and simple love-centric story make for a winningly inviting production.”-- D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

 

MY REVIEW
Sweet Little You is an adorable children's book that showcases a different type of family. It's written in an easy to read way, but is also a good way to open conversation with young readers about how some families don't always look the same as others. It's also a wonderful story that will resonate with all mothers, but especially single moms. The illustrations are lovely and really bring the story to life, and I think, overall, it's a story young readers will enjoy and want to talk about, regardless of how they came to be. This is a book I would highly recommend to all parents.
5 stars!

 

About Joni Halabi:

Children’s book author Joni Halabi first entrée into publishing was spurred by what she saw as a necessity. A single mother by choice who lovingly took a less customary path to having a child on her own, Joni was frustrated by the lack of selection for picture books that depicted families like hers. Though many “welcome baby” and storybooks addressed varying family structures, few spoke about single mothers by choice. She wanted her daughter to see her own type of family represented, so she wrote one and Sweet Little You was born.

The books that Joni writes are personal stories based on books she wishes existed about her life’s path. Sweet Little You is the book she wished she had for her daughter when she was born. She hopes that her book resonates with other families like hers who will appreciate their relatively unique family structure being portrayed in a story that their child can relate to.

Joni is a web developer at Georgetown University and conference speaker who writes technical articles as well as a blog focusing on her life and journey to becoming a mother. When she isn’t busy writing poignant stories for families and children, she enjoys running, doing yoga, reading, listening to podcasts, and seeing live music near her home in the Washington, D.C. area. A new pursuit of Joni’s is learning to play the ukulele. Sweet Little You is her debut picture book.

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon

 

About Lisa Wee:

Lisa Wee debuts as author/illustrator, "Li Na is my name, Dixi Books Publishing, UK.Dixi Books Publishing, UK.

Lisa has illustrated several picture books for prominent organisations and self-published authors. Her quaint, quirky and vibrant illustrations are inclusive, embracing diversity in celebrating the lives of children from all walks of life.

Her clients 

Celebrity Top Chef Kristen Kish in collaboration with Upwork, Babybug magazine, Ladybug magazine  World Vision International for International Day of the Girls campaign 2021.

 


Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive a finished copy of SWEET LITTLE YOU, US Only.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

7/25/2022

Little Red Reads

Review

7/26/2022

@reading.late.into.the.night

Review/IG Post

7/27/2022

Jazzy Book Reviews

Review/IG Post

7/28/2022

@just_another_mother_with_books

IG Review

7/29/2022

GryffindorBookishNerd

IG Review

Week Two:

8/1/2022

Nerdophiles

Review

8/2/2022

One More Exclamation

Review/IG Post

8/3/2022

For The Love Of The Page

Review/IG Post

8/4/2022

@enjoyingbooksagain

IG Review

8/5/2022

@froggyreadteach

IG Review & Read Book/FB Post


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