Want to Be in a Band?

Want to Be in a Band?

By Suzzy Roche; Giselle Potter (Illustrator)

Schwartz & Wade Books, Hardcover, 9780375868795, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 12, 2013


Do you want to be in a band? Well, here's how! First, bug your two older sisters to start a band, and then beg them to join. (It helps if they already know how to sing and play guitar.) Then there are some tricky parts, like getting over STAGEFRIGHT and practicing until the tips of your fingers ache and playing gigs at not-so-big-time music clubs. At least, that's the way our little sister narrator explains it in her "guide" on how to start a band, based on the real-life experiences of author Suzzy Roche.

About the Author

Mary Pope Osborne is the award-winning author of many distinguished books for children and young adults, including the bestselling Magic Treehouse series; "Favorite Medieval Tales, " illustrated by Troy Howell; "American Tall Tales, " illustrated by Michael McCurdy; "Rocking Horse Christmas, " illustrated by Ned Bittinger; and A"daline Falling Star." The former president of the Author's Guild, she lives in New York City with her husband, Will.

Praise For Want to Be in a Band?

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, November 26, 2012:
“At the book’s heart is a well of feeling, and Potter’s watercolor-and-ink spreads—with their self-conscious, folk-naïf figures and whimsical asides (musical notes flying from a guitar, a whale surfacing from the ocean over which the band travels on tour)—look like the Roches’ music visualized.”