This Beloved Beatles’ Song Is Getting Its Very Own Children’s Picture Book

If you’re a Beatles fan, get ready. Simon & Schuster’s Little Simon imprint recently announced their new “All You Need Is Love” children’s book. Yep, that’s right. By the beginning of next year you’ll be able to curl up with your kiddo and read the lyrical book All You Need is Love!

The book, which is scheduled for release in January 2019, features the iconic song’s lyrics accompanied by illustration awesomeness. The artist behind the pics in this picture book is Marc Rosenthal, a New York Times bestselling illustrator whose children’s book credits include Small Walt (by Elizabeth Verdick), The Straight Line (by Mem Fox), I Must Have Bobo (by Eileen Rosenthal) and Phooey (also written by Rosenthal).

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Photo: Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

All You Need is Love was made possible by a licensing agreement between Sony/ATV Music Publishing and their licensing agent Epic Rights, with Simon & Schuster.

According to Meghan Mernin, Director of Licensing, Epic Rights, “We are thrilled to be working with Simon & Schuster to introduce these iconic son lyrics to a new audience.” Mernin added, “Through storytelling, we hope these influential words will bring joy to our youth and their families the world over.”

Along with All You Need is Love, Little Simon is also set to release a second book based on the lyrics of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. As of now, there’s no word on which song the book will focus on or its release date.

Beatles fans, bot young and old, may already know that this isn’t the first children’s book based on the band’s lyrics. Ringo Starr worked with illustrator Ben Cort on a 2014 book based on “Octopus’s Garden.”

—Erica Loop

Featured Photo: Parlophone Music Sweden via Wikimedia Commons



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