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How to Be a Rock Star (Hardcover)

How to Be a Rock Star By Lisa Tolin, Daniel Duncan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lisa Tolin, Daniel Duncan (Illustrator)
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In this hilarious, tongue-in-cheek picture book debut, one little kid who really loves to rock and roll explains everything there is to know about starting a rock band.

“A joyous, raucous must-have manual for little rock stars everywhere.” —Savannah Guthrie, Today show co-anchor
Becoming a rock star isn't easy—especially if you're a kid. From finding the right instrument, to mastering the best dance moves, to taking your band on the road, there's a lot to consider! And that's not to mention dealing with critics, crazed fans, and a little brother with a chocolate milk problem . . . Luckily, this book has everything you need to know to make it big.
This giggle-inducing guide to aspiring rock and rollers, chock-full of laugh-out-loud illustrations, is sure to leave readers both young and young at heart shouting for an encore!
“Kids who rock and parents who love them will cheer this fun, and very funny, picture book how-to guide for starting a band.” —Laurie Berkner, children’s recording artist

About the Author

Lisa Tolin is a journalist and editor. How to Be a Rock Star is her debut picture book. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two young sons, who provided the inspiration for this book. Visit her online at or follow her on Twitter @lisatolin.

Daniel Duncan is the author and illustrator of South. He has also illustrated many books for children, including The Purple Puffy Coat by Maribeth Boelts and The Girl Who Could Fix Anything: Beatrice Shilling, World War II Engineer by Mara Rockliff. Follow him on Twitter @DanielDuncan or on Instagram @daniel_duncan_illustration.

Praise For…

Praise for How to Be a Rock Star:

"There's lots to laugh at . . . Well suited for a family read-aloud or for independent reading. This rocks!" —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781984814203
ISBN-10: 1984814206
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English