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The Boy Who Wanted To Rock
by David Weiser View author's profile page

Overview


Written by Broadway and music industry veteran David Weiser and dedicated to his five-year-old son, The Boy Who Wanted to Rock takes readers on a musical journey that encourages children to learn how to play the musical instruments featured…and swing from the ceiling! Guided by a cast of helpful and unlikely creatures, a young boy discovers that his inner monster is the key to learning and enjoying music. Beautifully illustrated by musician Derek Lavoie, this story is a tribute to the inner child that sustains every rock 'n roller, no matter their age or musical ability. 


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Description


Intended for children ages three to eight, The Boy Who Wanted to Rock introduces fundamental concepts like rhythm and pitch, and provides a basic overview of how keyboard and fretted instruments work. An upbeat tale told in rhyme, it begins with a frustrated child in a bedroom full of instruments who goes on an adventure meeting furry instructors, and ends with rock n' roll mayhem in a cave full of monsters!


A star-studded Broadway cast joins author David Weiser in bringing The Boy Who Wanted to Rock come to life. West End star Ria Jones (Evita, Cats, Les Misérables, Sunset Boulevard UK Tour) narrates the audiobook version, and Broadway powerhouse Justin Matthew Sargent (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Rock of Ages), along with an all-star band, leads two companion rock songs. 


“Our five-year-old boy dances like there's no one watching; he doesn't know any other way,” explains Weiser, “He sings with abandon, and sometimes, he roars. In the end, I thought that if he learns something from the book, wonderful, but above all else, I wanted this story to help ensure that he never forgets how to roar.”


In recognition of the impact of COVID-19 on the theater community, Weiser will donate $2 per book sold through Bookbaby to The Actors Fund, to help provide assistance for theater workers who are currently unemployed due to the industry-wide shutdowns.

https://www.theboywhowantedtorock.com

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Songs

As Featured on WBUR Boston Public Radio

As Featured in the Boston Globe




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About the author


David Weiser has worked as a keyboard programmer with numerous Broadway, West End, touring and televised musicals, including NBC's 2018 Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, and Les Miserables. His credits also include work with artists like David Bowie, The Who, and Brian Wilson. David lives outside of Boston with his wife, son, and a few goblins hanging about in the basement.

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Book details

Genre:MUSIC

Subgenre:genres & Styles / Children's

Language:English

Pages:38

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781098350338

Paperback ISBN:9780578799575


Overview


Written by Broadway and music industry veteran David Weiser and dedicated to his five-year-old son, The Boy Who Wanted to Rock takes readers on a musical journey that encourages children to learn how to play the musical instruments featured…and swing from the ceiling! Guided by a cast of helpful and unlikely creatures, a young boy discovers that his inner monster is the key to learning and enjoying music. Beautifully illustrated by musician Derek Lavoie, this story is a tribute to the inner child that sustains every rock 'n roller, no matter their age or musical ability. 


Read more

Description


Intended for children ages three to eight, The Boy Who Wanted to Rock introduces fundamental concepts like rhythm and pitch, and provides a basic overview of how keyboard and fretted instruments work. An upbeat tale told in rhyme, it begins with a frustrated child in a bedroom full of instruments who goes on an adventure meeting furry instructors, and ends with rock n' roll mayhem in a cave full of monsters!


A star-studded Broadway cast joins author David Weiser in bringing The Boy Who Wanted to Rock come to life. West End star Ria Jones (Evita, Cats, Les Misérables, Sunset Boulevard UK Tour) narrates the audiobook version, and Broadway powerhouse Justin Matthew Sargent (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Rock of Ages), along with an all-star band, leads two companion rock songs. 


“Our five-year-old boy dances like there's no one watching; he doesn't know any other way,” explains Weiser, “He sings with abandon, and sometimes, he roars. In the end, I thought that if he learns something from the book, wonderful, but above all else, I wanted this story to help ensure that he never forgets how to roar.”


In recognition of the impact of COVID-19 on the theater community, Weiser will donate $2 per book sold through Bookbaby to The Actors Fund, to help provide assistance for theater workers who are currently unemployed due to the industry-wide shutdowns.

https://www.theboywhowantedtorock.com

Audiobook

Songs

As Featured on WBUR Boston Public Radio

As Featured in the Boston Globe




Read more

About the author


David Weiser has worked as a keyboard programmer with numerous Broadway, West End, touring and televised musicals, including NBC's 2018 Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, and Les Miserables. His credits also include work with artists like David Bowie, The Who, and Brian Wilson. David lives outside of Boston with his wife, son, and a few goblins hanging about in the basement.

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