Want to Be in a Band? (Hardcover)

By Suzzy Roche, Giselle Potter (Illustrator)

Schwartz & Wade Books, 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

SUZZY ROCHE started performing with her two older sisters, Maggie and Terre, at a young age, and together they formed The Roches. The folk-indie rock band was active for more than 30 years, and the sisters recorded more than 11 albums together, including the children's album "Will You Be My Friend, "a Parents' Choice Gold Award winner.

GISELLE POTTER has illustrated numerous books for children, including "Cecil the Pet Glacier" by Matthea Harvey. A Parents' Choice Gold Award winner."

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.”