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MARY ANASTASIOU

ANIL TORTOP


The sun is rising quickly. I must get out of bed. There’s so much I must do today, there’s music in my head.


Today I’ll be a rock star on the cover of a magazine. I’ ll be the biggest superstar the world has ever seen.


I want to be a singer, the leader of a band. We’ll tour across the country in a beat-up yellow van.


I want to be a rapper telling stories with my words. There’ ll be music in my poetry matched to beats you’ve never heard.


I want to be a country star. I’ll be the very best. I’ll sing of open countrysides and pretty gals out west.


I want to play in metal bands. I’ll make my guitar soar. The music will be thunderous and the audience will roar.


I want to be a pop star and be crowned the King of Pop. I’ll moonwalk right across the stage and dance ’til I can’t stop.


I want to be a punk rocker, with a drum kit made of tins. My hair will be a mohawk. I’ll wear studs and safety pins.


I want to be in jazz bands playing big band, swing and blues. I’ll wear a stylish porkpie hat and shiny lace-up shoes.


I want to be a rocker and wriggle when I sing. I’ll swing my hips from side to side and shake up everything.


I want to be a rock legend. I’ll paint a mask upon my face. There’s silver dragons on my feet and rhythm thumping through my bass.


I want to be a DJ. I’ll mix some wicked beats, with vinyl records on my decks and dancing in the streets.


I want to be a disco dude in a funky disco vest. There’s coloured lights down on the floor and gold chains on my chest.


I want to play in orchestras with violins and flutes, with oboes, harps, and xylophones and shiny wooden lutes.


It’s time to go to bed now. It’s been a busy day. Tomorrow I’ll be someone else with a whole new game to play!


For Lukey (my little Rock Star) May you always have the passion to follow your dreams and the courage to build a life beyond your own imagination.

To Anil Tortop Thank you for breathing life into my imaginings with your beautiful illustrations - you’ve helped bring my dream to life.

Larrikin House An imprint of Learning Discovery Pty Ltd 142-144 Frankston Dandenong Rd, Dandenong South Victoria 3175 Australia www.larrikinhouse.com.au First Published in Australia 2016 by Lil Rebel This edition published by Larrikin House 2019 Written by: Mary Anastasiou Illustrated by: Anil Tortop (tadaabook.com) Cover Designed by: Ozan Tortop (tadaabook.com) Layout Designed by: Mary Anastasiou All rights reserved. Including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form unless specifically permitted under the Australian Copyright Act 1968 as amended. Any illustrations included in this book which may depict known persons (deceased or alive) do not imply any connection to or endorsement from those persons or their respective estates, and do not imply any support or commercial gain by the author or owner of this book. A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the National Library of Australia. http://catalogue.nla.gov.au ISBN: 978-0-9876354-1-9 (Hardback) ISBN: 978-0-9876354-2-6 (Paperback)


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