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Good Times Roll: A Children’s Picture Book

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Ric Ocasek’s rock and roll classic, “Good Times Roll”—one of the Cars’ greatest hit songs—leaps off the page in this exhilarating picture book.

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“It’s playful, it’s bright, it’s just fun: just what your ’80s storytime needs.”
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Good Times Roll is the latest from LyricPop, a children’s picture book collection by LyricVerse and Akashic Books.

“Let the good times roll
Let them knock you around
Let the good times roll
Let them make you a clown . . .”

Good Times Roll is a delightful picture book based on the Cars’ hit rock and roll song written by lead singer/guitarist Ric Ocasek. “Good Times Roll” was the third single on the Cars’ groundbreaking debut 1978 album The Cars, which has sold over six million copies and peaked at #18 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Artist Rob Sayegh Jr. perfectly captures the playful spirit of Ocasek’s song in this beautifully illustrated picture book. Any child (or adult) who’s ever spent time with a cat will appreciate how good the times roll for felines when chasing an unraveling ball of yarn. With energy and humor, Sayegh’s cat will charm parents and children alike, to the tune of one of rock and roll’s most memorable songs.


Book Details

  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Published: 10/5/21
  • IBSN: 9781617758485
  • e-IBSN: 9781617759970


RIC OCASEK (1944–2019) was an American singer, songwriter, poet, and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the Cars. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Cars in 2018.

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ROB SAYEGH JR. is an author and illustrator who loves creating playful worlds with funny characters to make families giggle together. He is a professional snack taste-tester, falls in love with every dog he meets, and enjoys finding and creating new textures for his artwork. Sayegh has spent most of his life designing toys to encourage kids to constantly play, learn, and imagine new possibilities. He currently lives with his family in San Francisco, California. To see more of Sayegh’s work, visit: www.robsayart.com. Good Times Roll is his latest children’s book.

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