Just in case upholsterer, part-time actor, musician, vinyl revivalist, and record producer wasn’t enough, Jack White is now about to embark on his newest adventure; children’s author.
As Consequence Of Sound reports, Jack White’s debut book is inspired by and titled after The White Stripes beloved song, ‘We’re Going To Be Friends’. As the original song’s lyrics suggest, the book is about Suzy Lee, as she “goes to school with her books and pens, looks for bugs, shows and tells, and finds a friend.”
With words written by Jack White, the illustrations are being handled by Elinor Blake, best known for her work on The Ren & Stimpy Show, and for Pee Wee’s Playhouse. Music fans may also know her as April March, whose track ‘Chick Habit’ was used in Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof.
The book will also feature a download of the title track, along with additional versions by April March, and The Woodstation Elementary School Singers. The book is currently set for release on November 7th of this year, which just happens to be only a few months after The White Stripes’ 20th anniversary on July 14th.
Check out the original version of ‘We’re Going To Be Friends’ below, and have look at the Third Man Records page for the book here.Write a Letter to the Editor