And now… the song!

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 12/17/08 under Blog
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HAVE YOU HEARD IT YET???

I’m talking about the lullabye that Sally Taylor — daughter of James Taylor and Carly Simon — wrote to go along with my children’s book, It’s Time to Sleep, My Love? It’s gorgeous.

And now you can listen to it yourselves! HERE IT IS!

. When I wrote the poem/lullabye/book thirteen years ago the voice that I kept hearing in my head singing it was always that of James Taylor. Or Carly Simon. And in a way both of them are now singing the song — and with one voice! Sally Taylor’s voice and phrasing and talents clearly bring her parents to mind, as you can hear for yourself. Of course Sally’s now a mother herself — of one-year-old Bodhi! He turned one the same week as the book came out, in early October! It’s rather obvious that she’s singing the song to him…

If you’d like a copy of the book or the audio cd, you can still order both of them in time for Christmas via the book links on this site. I’m biased, but I do think it makes a great present. Nancy Tillman’s illustrations are amazing and the song is amazing and Sally Taylor’s voice is amazing and I’m just thrilled about it. Blessings to you and Merry Christmas!

BUY THIS BOOK OR DESTROY THE PLANET…

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 11/15/08 under Blog Uncategorized

HARD CHOICES… WE ALL FACE THEM… For example, many of us are looking for the perfect bedtime book — one the kids ask for over and over, that soothes them and gets them to sleep in a jiff!

BUT DID YOU KNOW THAT GOODNIGHT MOON IS DESTROYING OUR PLANET??!!

It’s true! No one knows just why, but since the publication of Goodnight Moon in 1947, pollution around the globe has increased dramatically! Before the book’s publication, no one had even heard of the word “smog”! This children’s classic might even be responsible for “El NiƱo” and all of the extreme weather of the last few years. Can we afford to gamble with the planet by buying such a book??? What CAN we do?

In desperation, some have turned to other bedtime bestsellers, like Guess How Much I Love You? As IF! Hard anecdotal evidence now shows that many of that book’s most devoted readers are notorious litterbugs! (Boo!) The plastic bags and garbage one sees along highways can be so depressing! Ironically, even Nutbrown Hare wouldn’t last very long in that kind of toxic environment!

Let’s face it: parents are in a pickle. Because we now know that buying Goodnight Moon (hiss!!!) or those other books is the moral equivalent of shooting wolves and polar bears from a plane! That, my friends, is unacceptable!

BUT WAIT!! There IS a way outl! Because now there’s an Environmentally-Friendly Alternative to Goodnight Moon and all of those other irresponsible Earth-destroying publications!! I’m talking about It’s Time to Sleep, My Love — the new children’s lullabye book that’s as environmentally-friendly and lovable as a gurgling baby possum! It won’t mess with the ozone layer OR those wacky polar ice-caps! And even if somehow it does — you’ll get a full refund!

IT’S TIME TO SLEEP, MY LOVE is the Environmentally Safe lullabye book that’s putting the whole world to sleep — without poisoning the planet! It’s the green alternative that’ll make your friends green with envy! Are you ready to make your purchase and feel good about it? CLICK HERE TO SAVE THE PLANET!! HURRY!!

Don’t delay! Buy this book and send a stern message to all those reckless planet-destroying hooligans! Buy FIVE copies and tell ‘em you’ve had enough of their shabby polluting tomfoolery! This is serious! And as a way of helping to clean up the planet, Amazon.com has taken this gorgeous $17 book and SLASHED the price to $10.17! IT’S TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, ISN’T IT?

CLICK HERE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS POSSIBLE CLERICAL ERROR TODAY!!!

Yours for a cleaner planet,

Eric Metaxas, Author

Saturday Booksigning in New Canaan, Nov. 8th!

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 11/07/08 under Blog Uncategorized

I’ll be signing copies of my book, It’s Time to Sleep, My Love at the Elm Street Bookshop in New Canaan, Connecticut Saturday from noon to three! Please stop by if you are local! My hometown newspaper, the Danbury News-Times, had this to say.

My new book is out today!!!

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Published by Rick Vlaha on 09/30/08 under Blog

This is a dream come true, in more ways than one… My children’s lullabye book, titled It’s Time to Sleep, My Love is in stores TODAY!!! I wrote this children’s lullabye poem thirteen years ago and always knew it was destined to be a children’s picture book, but I never dreamt it would take so long, nor that it would be so gorgeous when it finally arrived. How it came into being is a genuine miracle, the details of which I’ll tell another time. But the magnificent illustrations are by the children’s book superstar Nancy Tillman, whose last book rocketed to #2 on the New York Times Bestseller lists and has already sold over half a million copies. The buzz on this book is so good that Feiwel & Friends has come out of the blocks with a first printing of 175,000 copies. And they’re also about to release an audio cd of Sally Taylor — the daughter of music legends Carly Simon and James Taylor — singing the words of the poem as an actual lullabye. She composed and recorded it just in time for her son, Bodhi’s first birthday this week! Happy Birthday Bodhi!!!

I must add that this is the only book I’ve written that will put people to sleep intentionally! So if you know anyone with a child who needs a good book to read at bedtime… this might be the ticket…