Rock Stars Don’t Nap

HarperCollins. Nov. 2023. 40p. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9780063158429.
PreS-Gr 2–In a debut picture book, readers meet “born to rock” toddler Jimmy. Rocking his way through life, whether at the playground or the mall, Jimmy performs and his adoring fans love to see him. His jam is totally harshed, however, when his mom insists it is time for a nap. Doesn’t she realize that rock stars don’t nap? Refusing to rest, a cranky and tired Jimmy and his lifestyle take a messy turn in the most hilarious way. Full of funny music puns and Atkinson’s expressive, colorful pictures, this book will captivate readers of all ages. The back matter includes a playlist of classic rock songs that were the inspiration for the book, and may open younger readers’ appetites to some great music from the past.
VERDICT A comical, musical journey, this book could lead to lively story hours across age ranges, one that even caregivers will rock to.

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