This announcement follows the official launch of the picture book two weeks ago at the downtown Salisbury bookstore. The author, musician/composer Marc Hoffman, was on hand to perform the originally lullaby he wrote that inspired the book and to sign over 100 copies that sold that day.
Illustrator Tony Waters of Charleston, SC, also attended the book signing party, which included special activities and surprises for over 50 children who came to hear Hoffman perform the song. They also heard radio personality Barbara Hoffman read the book.
The CD accompanying the book includes multiple tracks of the lullaby, from Hoffman singing it to a read-along instrumental version.
According to Deal Safrit, owner of the Literary Bookpost, the book signing event for Sleep, Little Child was the "best sales day since our grand opening and it will be our Christmas seller.”
Safrit noted that people are buying the book not only for their own children and grandchildren but also as gifts for baby showers, birthdays and other events.
The new book’s Sunday sales bested such popular offerings as Ford County by John Grisham and Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.
“Sleep, Little Child” 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. For more information and to order the book, visit www.sleeplittlechild.com.
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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.