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White Stripes’ “We’re Going To Be Friends” Becoming A Children’s Book

Jack White is entering the children's book world soon.

He's turned the White Stripes' 2001 song "We're Going To Be Friends" into an illustrated book on his Third Man Books press, illustrated by "Pee Wee's Playhouse" and "The Ren and Stempy Show" animator Elinor Blake, who also records music under the name April March.

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The book will be published November 7 tells the story a girl named Suzy Lee, "as she goes to school with her books and pens, looks for bugs, shows and tells, and finds a friend;" It will come with downloads of both the White Stripes' original recording as well as a new version by April March with the Woodstation Elementary School Singers.

It's currently available for pre-order at the Third Man web site.

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.