Media Kit for Sweet Little You
Joni Halabi, Author and Publisher
Download the full media kit
Summary of Sweet Little You
A tenderhearted picture book is a love letter from a mother to a child on choosing to have a baby on her own.
Creating a loving family doesn’t always involve two parents.
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 by Lisa Wee, 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.
Two pieces are needed to help create you.
I had only one, so now what should I do?
Evocative of beloved classics such as Guess How Much I Love You, Pat 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.
Sweet Little You is written for ages 0 through 5 and intended for all families.
Author and Publisher
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.
Lisa is an Author/illustrator who is keen to explore the topic of friendship, cultural identity and family with a quaint and quirky characters. Lisa is a peranakan, with a blend of Malay and Chinese background. She felt that she has a blended cultural identity.
As an illustrator, she has the privilege to have worked with Celebrity Top Chef Kristen Kish, World Vision International on International day of the girl campaign, Ladybug and Babybug magazine. Lisa is represented by Hilary Harwell of KT. Literary
Based on the author’s own personal journey to having a child, this poignant story shows that creating a loving family doesn’t always involve two parents.