NEW YORK,March26,2012Award-winningsinger,songwriter,poet,actress,and new mother Jewel has signed with Paula Wiseman Books,an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing,to publishThat’s What I’d Do,a picture book and CD celebrating the love for her newborn son.That’s What I’d Do will be published on September18,2012,and is the author’s first picture book.    


That’s What I’d Dois a gentle lullaby from a mother to a child celebrating their bond and limitless love.With lively illustrations by award-winning artist Amy June Bates,this touching picture book and CD is perfect for bedtime sharing.The bookwas inspired by the songWhat I’d Do,music and lyrics by Jewel and Patrick Davis,from the bonus edition of the albumThe Merry Goes Round.


I love to sing to my son,Kase,and I hope my first children’s book,That’s What I’d Do,will be shared with new babies in the same way,says Jewel.All children need the joy of music in their lives.


“Jewel’s tender and imaginative lyrics make a book that will please new parents and children time and time again,says Paula Wiseman,Vice President & Publisher of Paula Wiseman Books.We are pleased to launch Jewel’s children’s books here at Simon & Schuster.


First-time mother Jewelhas recorded both country and children’s albums that have sold millions of copies around the world,and is a four-time Grammy nominee.Jewel is also the author ofThe New York Times bestsellerA Night Without Armor andChasing Down the Dawn,and she lives with her husband and son in rural Texas.


Amy June Bates has illustrated many books for children,includingHilary Rodham Clinton:Dreams Taking Flight by Kathleen Krull,The Dog Who Belonged to No One by Amy Hest,andYou Can Do It! by Tony Dungy. 

The agreement was negotiated by Jon Anderson,Executive Vice President & Publisher of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing,and Robert Barnett of Williams & Connolly LLP,and includes world rights.Paula Wiseman will edit the book.









Jewel is an acclaimed American singer,songwriter,actress,poet,painter,and philanthropist.The four-time Grammy nominee,hailed byThe New York Times as asongwriter bursting with talents,has enjoyed career longevity rare among her generation of artists.After tremendous success and more than27million albums sold,Jewel released her debut country album,Perfectly Clear,in June2008,which garnered her spot at#1on theBillboard country album charts.Shortly afterPerfectly Clear,Jewel debuted her first-ever independent release,Lullaby,in a partnership with Fisher-Price® and Somerset Entertainment.In2010,she released her sophomore follow-up album,Sweet and Wild,which she wrote and produced.In2011Jewel releasedThe Merry Goes Round,the follow-up to her bestselling albumLullaby,on Somerset Entertainment’s Fisher-Price label.The album includes songs both children and their parents can enjoy together and was named by iTunes as best children’s album of the year.She currently lives on a working ranch in Stephenville,Texas,with her husband,World Champion bull-riding superstar Ty Murray,and their baby,Kase Townes Murray.




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