illustrated by Kirstie Edmunds

Walker Children's (Bloomsbury)

Want to learn to play air guitar? Wear the coolest rock-star clothes? Sign your autograph for tons of fans? Then this is the book for you! Perfect for young fans of Rock Band or the Disney pop stars, So You Want to Be a Rock Star is the essential primer on everything rock 'n' roll. With a hilarious interactive text that encourages young readers to get up and move and perfectly retro illustrations that balance fantasies of stardom with real-world rocking out, this book has something for everyone--budding singers, musicians, and their parents, too!

"Air guitarists, rejoice! Vernick lays down a delightfully snark-free guide to how kids can release their inner spotlight-loving performer.. The low-tech premise--you can still rock with a mop on your head and family members as backup dancers--is refreshing." --Publishers Weekly

"A wicked good time. Kids will giggle with grown-ups at the appropriately over-the-top plans for super-stardom (a TV show, a 'you-movie' and a theme song) that are consistently translated into actions younger ones can practice or participate in. Great for a rocking storytime and budding performers of all kinds. Encore!" --Kirkus Reviews