- April 16, 2019
-- Age range is roughly 3-9 years old
Successful Rhode Island songwriter and author Greg Lato
has released his first children's book, Try
, an endearing paean to making an effort, in all its shapes and forms. Try
is meant to be an interactive book; not only in song, but in visuals. It encourages grown-ups to ask their little reader to describe the conflict on each page on the left and how the characters used their will to try to create the solution on the right. It's heartwarming and effective. The intention of the author is to make this activity a springboard for solving other issues little ones may encounter, for example, bullying, exclusion, home life, illness, feelings of helplessness or simply chasing dreams. The premise is simple but powerful.
The original song "Try", with its uplifting, tropical vibe, provides a perfect accompaniment to the endeavor. Narragansett resident Lato, primarily a songwriter who composes for film, tv, and other artists—most recently co-writing with The Voice
runner-up, Billy Gilman
—has a musical approach to this book, and its language is sweet and rhythmic. The song has recently been on the iTunes
Bestseller list and featured on their Children's Music home page. After one listen, just TRY to get it out of your head!
Find out more here: https://mixedmediapromo.com/greg-lato/