Sleep, Baby, Sleep

Press Release

New York Times Best Selling Author Has Written Another Moving Ode To Parenthood

Maryann Cusimano Love, author of the modern classics and new York Times best selling You Are My Miracle and You Are My I Love You, has just released her latest children’s book, Sleep Baby Sleep. This timeless story whispers the hopes and dreams of parents for their children and is captured in playful, loving images by brilliant newcomer Maria van Lieshout (Bloom). Sleep Baby Sleep is perfect for bedtime or anytime.  It is a perfect holiday, grandparent or new baby gift and is available wherever books are sold.

Every parent has hopes and dreams for their children – that they will play and explore, learn and grow.  That they will experience life’s many wonders and persevere through its many challenges.  That they will one day leave the protection of home and go off into the world – strong, happy, knowing that they are always loved.

Love’s children’s books celebrate the magic of family time.   Dr. Love’s children’s writing complements her daily work on global issues in our nation’s capitol, where she rarely gets to write a “happy ending.”  Sleep, Baby, Sleep is her fifth children’s book, published by Penguin Putnam Books.

Sleep, Baby, Sleep is exactly the book I, as a parent, would want to read to my young child at bedtime each night. It’s rhythmic, it’s loving, and it says in so few words the hopes and dreams every parent feels for his children. It reminds me, in spirit, of Lee Ann Womack’s megahit “I Hope You Dance,” a song that still brings a tear to my eye all these years later. I’m so proud to publish this book.” –Michael Green, President & Publisher, Philomel Books

Literary Reviews:

“Soft watercolor illustrations and soothing rhymes encourage baby to rise, soar, laugh and shine. Adapted from a Mother Goose poem, this exhortation delivers hushed good wishes while emphasizing character traits that make for a happy life. Children should shine “like the firefly who glows / no matter how the darkness grows.” Love’s language lulls using a rhyme scheme and syllabic stresses that establish a comforting cadence, much like a rocking chair’s gentle beat.  … (Picture book. 1-3)  Kirkus”

“reassuring and celebratory.–Laura Butler, Mount Laurel Library, NJ, School Library Journal”

A perfect holiday or new baby gift, it is available wherever books are sold.  Autographed copies and author appearance information are available online at .

NOTE: Author is an experienced presenter on television, radio, in public forums and print.  She has appeared frequently on national programs and is a very articulate and pleasing interview subject.

Additional information available at author’s website –

New Release:
Sleep Baby Sleep – Release Date:  November, 2009
ISBN 978-0-399-24753-8
$16.99 US  $21.00 Canada

Upcoming Release:
You Are My Wish – Release Date:  March 2010
ISBN 978-0-399-24752-1
$16.99 US    $21.00 Canada

Current Titles Are In Print and Available from Penguin:
You Are My I Love You
ISBN 0-399-23392-X
$15.99 US $23.50 Canada

You Are My Miracle –   Christmas Best Seller!
ISBN 0-399-24037-3
$15.99 US   $22.50 Canada

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Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love