Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ROCKABET: Classic Edition

Are you ready to rock A to Z?
Let's roll through some music history!

Thank God for birthdays! If there is anything good about being a year older, it's getting gift cards for Amazon. Because of that, I was finally able to get Kelly Polark's fantastic picture book, ROCKABET: Classic Edition. Being the lover of all things red plaid, I fell in love with Kelly's book way before I ever got it just because of the cover. It was illustrated by Kelli Ann Little, who did an amazing job drawing all of the classic rock bands. Obviously, it's an alphabet book, so you know I loved that part right away. My favorite pages are E and W, but you'll have to read the book to find out why. If you follow Kelly, you might remember how she gave Pink a copy of her book at a concert not too long ago. How cool is that!

What makes this book so great—besides the fact it's an alphabet book—is that it's a book that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. I'm in my late 40s, so I loved seeing all the classic rock groups. This book is a fantastic way for younger generations to get to know these bands and possibly even start enjoying some of their music. As stated on Amazon, "ROCKABET: Classic Edition introduces classic artists of rock 'n' roll in catchy couplets. This fun book promotes the arts, literacy, and learning the ABC's. Cute illustrations depict musicians in a childlike manner. Reading rocks!"

As a music loving family, we totally love this book—a lot! I can't wait to see what Kelly comes out with next. Because this one is titled "Classic Edition", I'm hoping she has other books to come. I totally recommend this book to anyone who loves classic rock. It rocks!

ISBN: 09888462-0-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-9888462-03
Published by Big Smile Press, LLC


  1. I'm home sick from school today, and boy did this brighten my day!!! Thank you SO much for featuring ROCKABET, and I'm thrilled that you like it. Thanks again, Rena! You rock!!!! :)

    1. You're so welcome, Kelly. I'm just sorry it's taken me so long. As you can see, I've slacked off with blogging lately. I need to get back on track and your book was the perfect opportunity. I still plan to do a review on Amazon for you, too. We love the book and hope there will be more to come. I also hope you're feeling better today. :)

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    1. Thanks, Bish. It's such a cute book idea. The illustrations are adorable too. I'm glad I was finally able to get it.