Rock Star Recess | Book Review

Rock Star Recess is vibrant, brilliant, imaginative and brings out your inner rock star to life! A truly great children’s book and a must read. – Momma Braga


School of Rock meets Fancy Nancy in this exuberant story about rock n’ roll dreams colliding with the reality of elementary school.

Elsie’s music class has played Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star too many times, and she wants to try something new. When her music teacher suggests she “rock on her own time,” Elsie devises a plan. It’s recess, and the playground will make a great venue. Soon she and her best friends are setting up a stage. In true rock-star fashion, their band enlists classmates to help with hair and makeup, special effects, and security. They even host a press conference and an autograph session! Elsie has thought of everything to throw the most epic of recess rock concerts . . . or has she?


Rock Star Recess truly brings out the inner rock star in all of us in this exciting new children’s book. This beautifully written and illustrated story will have you inspired to follow your dreams as anything is possible. Even during recess! 😉

There is a popular saying, “Love at first sight.” That is exactly what happened when we received this book. We fell in love with it before reading it. Then after reading it, we fell much more in love.

It brought forward imagination, creativity, childhood fun and inspiration. Three great friends get so caught up on being a rock star that they forget one important piece and thankfully they were inspired to rock on just in time!

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give this book 5 REBELLS out of 5! It rocked reading time and yes we did get up and dance as it inspired us to be our own music stars. The illustrations are captivating and truly brought this story to life.  It complimented the storyline beautifully and your young reader will love it.

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About the Author and Illustrator

Patrick Baggatta is a writer, designer, and creator who has been lucky enough to work in games, publishing, and animation. Before setting out to chase his own rock star dreams, he led amazing creative teams for Disney. Patrick lives in California, while dreaming of directing is practically required.

Emily Mullock is a visual development artist whose career has been an amazing mixtape of animation, children’s books, interactive, and notebook scribbles. Her picture book, Go Away, Unicorn! (Scholastic) was adapted for television by Sonar Entertainment for YTV and the Disney Channel globally. Emily lives in Canada, where she lives out her own rock star dreams, singing in the car (with the windows rolled up).

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*Please note that this book was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

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