Wendy Parnell

The books you will find here are music-inspired picture books. They are also everybody books, meaning they are books that anyone can enjoy, regardless of your age and whether or not you are familiar with the music behind the book.

The idea for my brand of books came about one night while listening to Joe Ely performing onstage at Gruene Hall. I had seen his legendary shows many times before and how he takes the crowd to an electrified frenzy, especially with his high energy hit “Musta Notta Gotta Lotta” (Sleep Last Night). On this particular night as Joe had his audience with their arms in the air and excitedly moving to his music, and he sang about Buddy Brown going back to bed – it hit me…what if Buddy Brown went back to bed because he musta notta gotta lotta sleep last night?! In that instant I could see a picture book and wondered how many more Joe Ely songs I could fit within one inspired story…..And so it began, weaving together song titles and other references to a music artist to create stories.

Each of my books was created with love and each carries a message of love. My books are “books with heart and books with soul, books inspired by rock ‘n’ roll”.

Hope you enjoy my books! If you do, I’d love to hear from you.

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