Books·Canadian

Hey Little Rockabye

A picture book by Buffy Sainte-Marie, illustrated By Ben Hodson.

Buffy Sainte-Marie, illustrated By Ben Hodson

Young and old alike will cheer and sing along with this heartfelt picture book about pet adoption based on a new song by Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie.

In this tender and moving picture book, a puppy is looking for someone to love him. Will the girl who rescues him convince her parents to let her keep the little dog? Buffy Sainte-Marie advocates "putting the songs to work" and, like her other lyrics, Hey Little Rockabye conveys an important message about finding love and acceptance. Brought to life in charming illustrations by Ben Hodson, Hey Little Rockabye shares a not-yet-released song with the world for the first time.

With the release of the first-ever recording to coincide with the publication of the book, Hey Little Rockabye can now be read — or sung — by old and young alike for years to come. (From Greystone Kids)

Cree singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie's long career includes an expansive catalogue of music, art and work in activism. Hey Little Rockabye is her first children's picture books.

Ben Hodson is an award-winning illustrator of more than 20 children's books.

More about Buffy Sainte-Marie

Buffy Sainte-Marie and her official biographer Andrea Warner talk about collaborating on the Canadian folk icon's only authorized biography. 23:18

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