Fleetwood Mac, Twisted Sister, Beach Boys, Star In Kid’s Illustrated Books!

David Layde
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A new series of books titled LyricPop, will launch this summer. The children’s books will feature a mixed bag of musicians!

It will include four editions and feature lyrics from Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie, Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider, Mike Love and Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys as well as Peter Tosh of the reggae group the Wailers.

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According to UCR, Johnny Temple, publisher of Akashic Books, said in a press release, “ LyricPop represents two things I’m passionate about — music, and books for children.”

He added, “As both a musician and a publisher, I hope LyricPop will inspire parents, grandparents and others to read (and even sing) these books aloud with the children in their lives.”

included in the beautiful illustrations, there are Christine MacVie’s lyrics to Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop” which was a hit in 1977 depicted by illustrations of a bunny rabbit encouraging her hibernating friends to come outside and celebrate the spring.

 

The pictures from Snider’s book shows illustrations of toddlers who are refusing to eat, take a bath or go to sleep,  accompanied to the lyrics of Twisted Sister’s 1984 classic “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”

 

The Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations” goes with a fun-filled adventure at the beach and to finish off, there is Peter Tosh with scenes of African communities combined with the lyrics to his 1977 reggae classic “African.”

The four editions will be released on June 2 or can be ordered now through the akashic web website.