Grab Your PJs, Teddy Bear, and Favorite Blankie and Head on Over to Woodstock

Baltimore, MD, September 15, 2007 --( Too young for Woodstock? Never. This six-year-old boy is all set to pack his best bandana and blankie and head out to New York to jam with Jimmie Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and The Who, but Mom and Dad simply won’t allow it to happen.

Just in time for the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival comes I Would Have Gone to Woodstock, a delightful new children’s book that will take you back to the psychedelic sixties and the cultural revolution. Our young hero longs for the freedom of dancing in the rain, playing his air guitar, and singing with his favorite bands. But his parents want him to stay home, take a bath, and read Dick and Jane. What’s a boy to do?

Author Bill Richardson grew up in an era when creativity and individuality were celebrated; with I Would Have Gone to Woodstock, he has written a book that will help the newest generation understand what it was like to live in the sixties and how the Baby Boomers shaped the world we now live in. It’s bright, colorful illustrations complement the book’s message of learning to express the “inner you.”

I Would Have Gone to Woodstock is geared toward young readers, so parents need not fear encountering the “sex” and “drugs” aspect of the famous festival. It’s all about the music. So weave some flowers in your hair, dust off the ol’ LPs, and get ready to rocket back to a time and a place filled with promise and purpose. I Would Have Gone to Woodstock is a treat for all ages.

ISBN: 978-1-4327-1256-3 Format: 8.5x8.5 Color SRP: $12.95
Genre: Children’s Literature—Storytelling

About the Author: Baby Boomer Bill Richardson, who appears in The History Channel’s program Woodstock, was lucky enough to grow up in an era that celebrated individuality and personal expression. I Would Have Gone to Woodstock documents what it felt like to be a part of that amazing generation. For more information or to contact the author, visit


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