If you are a parent to a youngster and a fan of fine music (like me), you definitely need to check out the following rowdy rock-n-roll-inspired alphabet books. The two books are called Never Mind Your P’s And Q’s: Here’s The Punk Alphabet and M Is For Metal! and both feature bright, bold illustrations and some of the funniest rhymes I’ve ever seen in any children’s book, ever. I mean, kids books that call out the likes of The Clash, Elvis Costello, The Ramones, AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, and more sound like just as much fun for us grown ups, right? These books aren’t for uptight squares (though) as they contain words like “sucks,” “hell,” “up yours” and “The Damned.” That being said, my three year old daughter just loves these books (especially the graphic of Iggy Pop wearing a dog collar). I love ‘em too even if trying to explain what “up yours” means is a bit tricky. Have a look at the books below.
Both books are available in the US through Reckless Records.