Want to be in a band? /

by Roche, Suzzy; Potter, Giselle [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2013Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9780375968792 :; 0375968792 :.Subject(s): Bands (Music) -- Fiction | Musicians -- Fiction | Sisters -- FictionSummary: Describes the hard work, cooperation, and enthusiasm needed to make music and participate in a band.
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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.<br> <br> <br> From the Hardcover edition.

Ages 4-8.

Describes the hard work, cooperation, and enthusiasm needed to make music and participate in a band.

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Horn Book Review

Doesn't everyone want to be in a band? Suzzy Roche, one of the trio of sisters constituting the Roches, explains to young readers how to go about making a musical dream come true. Speaking directly to her audience ("Are you one of those kids who likes to make noise?"), she keeps readers' attention with her folksy, friendly voice and story. The narrative describes her own story ("First, you'll need two interesting, smart older sisters who can play guitars and sing"), but the specifics are what make this how-to book so readable: once those sisters agree to start a band, "beg them to let you be in it too, even though you only know how to play air guitar." Potter's illustrations suit the quirky, homey feel of the text and authentically re-create time periods (starting in the 1960s) without making the events seem old-fashioned or dated. Encouraging (about not giving up even when your instrument is hard to learn), honest (about stage fright), and realistic (about disagreements among band members), Roche's story will entertain a wide audience -- not just those looking to start a band. jennifer m. brabander (c) Copyright 2013. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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