So You Want To Be A Rock Star? by Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Kirstie Edmunds

Today Biblio Links welcomes prolific author Audrey Vernick!

Audrey’s picture book  So You Want to Be A Rock Star, illustrated by  Kirstie Edmunds, is tons of fun. If you want to be a rock star, you don’t need fancy guitars or equipment–all you need is some imagination and the urge to get up and move. Get ready to rev up your library or classroom, because this book will have kids (and adults!) jamming and moving from the first page to the last.

I asked Audrey Vernick, rocker extraordinaire, how her book fits into the classroom.

 Biblio Links: If we were to peek into a classroom where a teacher is using your book in a lesson, what might we see?

Audrey Vernick: You might see a whole room full of kids who seem on the very verge of vomiting. The interactive text instructs, “While you’re strumming your stomach, can you also close your eyes and make the kind of faces you make when your stomach really hurts? And move your head slowly from side to side? Try it now. Check you out! You’re so good at this!”

Biblio Links: Glad we won’t have to call in the custodians for clean-up! Okay, onto the next question: A student walks into my library and I think, That kid needs a copy of SO YOU WANT TO BE A ROCK STAR. Who is this kid?

Audrey Vernick: A student with a sense of humor, perhaps one with a desire–realized or not–to have the spotlight shine brightly on her or him.

Biblio Links: Where can teachers, librarians and students learn more about you and your book?

Audrey Vernick:There’s more information on my website,, and my blog,

Thanks so much, Natalie!!

Thanks for stopping by, Audrey!

 Check out Audrey’s other picture books, Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? and Teach Your Buffalo To Play The Drums, picture book biography She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story and middle grade novel Water Balloon. Coming soon: Brothers At Bat

Click here for glowing reviews of So You Want To Be A Rock Star.

The Nitty Gritty~

Publisher: Walker Childrens

Publication Date: February 28, 2012

ISBN-10: 0802720927

ISBN-13: 978-08027209274

Interest Level: Ages 4 and up

Number of Pages: 40


3 responses to “So You Want To Be A Rock Star? by Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Kirstie Edmunds

  1. Rockingly hilarious! I wish I’d had this book when I was young.

  2. Natalie Dias Lorenzi

    It’s adorable, C.K.! I wish I’d had a book like this when I was little, too–it’s such a fun read. 🙂

  3. Pingback: Bogart and Vinnie: A Completely Made-up Story of True Friendship by Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Henry Cole | Biblio Links

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