Monday, April 18, 2011
Why aren't there more children's books about rock? My boys, who are five, and six-and-a-half, love to jump around shirtless like little Iggy Pops swinging their Paper Jamz guitars. They like the music loud and fast. They love The Beatles, Weezer and The Ramones. Since no one else is doing it, I have decided that I am going to make it my business to write some books about rock.
This started as a joke, but as I think about it, picture books are like good rock singles. They're short, to the point, vivid, full of catchy hooks, memorable lines, have some sort of emotional resonance, and when they're over you want to experience them again.