FOR HIS EIGHTH birthday, Mark Alan Stamaty’s parents gave him his very own radio. Little did his mother realize that that innocent-looking plastic box would one day be the gateway for a new kind of sound that would “rock” her nearly out of her mind. . . .
Mark first heard the howling thunder of Elvis Presley singing “Hound Dog” on the radio one lazy day and his life was forever changed. Soon he was styling his hair like the King and practicing his dance moves with a tennis racket as his pretend guitar in front o f the mirror. But his mother lived in constant fear that her son’s new love of rock ’n’ roll would turn him into a juvenile delinquent. Could Mark’s performance at his Cub Scout talent show change her mind?
Mark Alan Stamaty
About Mark Alan Stamaty
Mark Alan Stamaty is a political cartoonist who has published five children's books as well as several collections of his political cartoons, Washingtoon and MacDoodle St. His work has also appeared in dozens of magazines including The New Yorker, Time, and The New York Times Magazine. He lives in New York City.
SUBMITTED Bank Street Child Study Children's Book Award WINNER Young Adult Services Division, School Library Journal Author Award
Shake, Rattle & Turn That Noise Down!: How Elvis Shook Up Music, Me & Mom by Mark Alan Stamaty