No Words Wasted Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | January 5, 2015

    Tim Johnston: IMG The Powell's Playlist: Songs for Not Sleeping by Tim Johnston



    I once told a medical-profession-type lady that I didn't sleep well, that I awoke all through the night and was awake for hours. "What do you do... Continue »
    1. $18.17 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Descent

      Tim Johnston 9781616203047

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$17.99
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
3 Local Warehouse General- General
10 Remote Warehouse Children's- Beginning Readers

Want to Be in a Band?

by

Want to Be in a Band? Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"With the characteristic wit known to her fans, Roche, of the folk-rock band the Roches, disguises first-person memoir as second-person advice about making music. 'First you'll need two interesting, smart older sisters who can play guitars and sing,' she begins. As gifted a writer as she is a performer, Roche employs a tone that stretches from encouraging ('If you start to feel hopeless, take a deep breath, close your eyes and say ‘I can do it' three times') to goofy ('If you can't agree about which notes to sing... it will make your music sound strange, maybe like a churning garbage truck') and honest (about not being the 'Next Big Thing' anymore: 'Don't be surprised if it makes you and your sisters feel sort of crummy and sad'). 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. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375868795
Author:
Roche, Suzzy
Publisher:
Schwartz & Wade Books
Author:
Potter, Giselle
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.27 x 10.43 x 0.36 in 0.955 lb
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

Related Subjects

Children's » Imagination and Play
Children's » Performing Arts » Music
Children's » Picture Books » A to Z
Children's » Picture Books » General
Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy

Want to Be in a Band? New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$17.99 In Stock
Product details 40 pages Schwartz & Wade Books - English 9780375868795 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "With the characteristic wit known to her fans, Roche, of the folk-rock band the Roches, disguises first-person memoir as second-person advice about making music. 'First you'll need two interesting, smart older sisters who can play guitars and sing,' she begins. As gifted a writer as she is a performer, Roche employs a tone that stretches from encouraging ('If you start to feel hopeless, take a deep breath, close your eyes and say ‘I can do it' three times') to goofy ('If you can't agree about which notes to sing... it will make your music sound strange, maybe like a churning garbage truck') and honest (about not being the 'Next Big Thing' anymore: 'Don't be surprised if it makes you and your sisters feel sort of crummy and sad'). 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. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.