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.
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?
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
Interest Level: Ages 4 and up
Number of Pages: 40