Monday, August 16, 2010
The ABC's of Rock by Melissa Duke Mooney
If you liked rock 'n roll, you'll like this children's picture book from Random House Children's Books. It is literally an alphabet book with rock bands or performers that fit each letter.
The illustrations are done by Print Mafia and are vivid, bright and look like they should be the backdrops behind the band. All the bold colors reminds me of how the bands liked to dress up for their performances.
To make this book even more precious to your child or grandchild, make a collection of songs from the artists and let them listen to those as they go along. For example, pick a song from Fleetwood Mac or Kiss and record it on a cassette, CD, iPod, or MP3 player and let them learn about the music, too. Besides that allows you to listen to the bands you enjoyed while you were growing up...
This book will be available in October. Visit your local bookstore and pick up a copy. The illustrations look like rock posters, maybe you'll want to keep it for you!
If you would like my copy of this ARC, follow the steps below:
1) Leave a comment here on my blog.
2) Send me an email at info @ bookfaerie.com (take the spaces out) with your name and address and tell me why you'd like to win. I'll pick a winner in about a week.