I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the SWEET LITTLE YOU by  Joni Halabi & Lisa Wee (Illustrations) Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.

Sweet Little You is a cute little book that tells the story of a mother and her donor conceived child. As a single parent whose children were adopted from foster care, I always appreciate a book that focuses on diverse and non-traditional families. Sweet Little You explains the ideas of donor conception and single parents by choice in a warm, affirming manner that will hopefully help to normalize their story for children growing up in a similar family structure. A very necessary addition to family focused kid lit!

Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! 

Author: Joni Halabi & Lisa Wee (Illustrations)
Pub. Date: August 1, 2022
Publisher: Joni Halabi
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 28
Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, B&N, TBD, Bookshop.org

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, 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.

Evocative of beloved classics such as Guess How Much I Love YouPat 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.


“Must read. The little bundle of joy was precious from their head down to their tippy toes.”– Reedsy Discovery

“Sweet Little You is a lovely picture book story narrated by a mother who tells her baby about how she was wanted and conceived by a single mother. The book’s lovely blend of colorful illustrations and simple love-centric story make for a winningly inviting production.”– D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

About Joni Halabi

Children’s book author Joni Halabi first entrée into publishing was spurred by what she saw as a necessity. A single mother by choice who lovingly took a less customary path to having a child on her own, Joni was frustrated by the lack of selection for picture books that depicted families like hers. Though many “welcome baby” and storybooks addressed varying family structures, few spoke about single mothers by choice. She wanted her daughter to see her own type of family represented, so she wrote one and Sweet Little You was born.

The books that Joni writes are personal stories based on books she wishes existed about her life’s path. Sweet Little You is the book she wished she had for her daughter when she was born. She hopes that her book resonates with other families like hers who will appreciate their relatively unique family structure being portrayed in a story that their child can relate to.

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.

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About Lisa Wee

Lisa Wee debuts as author/illustrator, “Li Na is my name, Dixi Books Publishing, UK.Dixi Books Publishing, UK.

Lisa has illustrated several picture books for prominent organisations and self-published authors. Her quaint, quirky and vibrant illustrations are inclusive, embracing diversity in celebrating the lives of children from all walks of life.

Her clients:

Celebrity Top Chef Kristen Kish in collaboration with Upwork, Babybug magazine, Ladybug magazine  World Vision International for International Day of the Girls campaign 2021.

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2 winners will receive a finished copy of SWEET LITTLE YOU, US Only.

Tour Schedule

Week One:

7/25/2022Little Red ReadsReview
7/26/2022@reading.late.into.the.nightReview/IG Post
7/27/2022Jazzy Book ReviewsReview/IG Post
7/28/2022@just_another_mother_with_booksIG Review
7/29/2022GryffindorBookishNerd IG Review

Week Two:

8/2/2022One More ExclamationReview/IG Post
8/3/2022For The Love Of The Page Review/IG Post
8/4/2022@enjoyingbooksagainIG Review
8/5/2022@froggyreadteachIG Review & Read Book/FB Post

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