A Quick Chat with the Jonas Brothers
Hey all you Jonas Brothers fans — do I have something for you! Kevin, Nick, and Joe were recently interviewed for Scholastic's classroom magazines (like Scope and Action), and the boys talked all about being authors (their book, Burning Up: On Tour with the Jonas Brothers, came out last month) and who picks up the check on a date! Check it out:
How does it feel to be authors?Nick: It's great. I haven't even finished high school yet, so it's very exciting.
Joe: It's very exciting. It's a cool feeling. It's nice because it's not just a storybook, but also a picture book. So we're able to really express how we're feeling about our lives, but able to show you what it's like also, and that's what I think I like about this book. I'm proud about this book
Kevin: I totally agree.
Did you pick the photos?
Nick: Over time we started to pick some of our favorites and compiled all of these, and that was the book, and it all turned out great.
Kevin: We really actually looked at all of the pictures and went through one by one. I think we literally spent a full 24 hours on the phone over an amount of time — a couple of days between each of us talking about each picture, telling what was our favorite picture, favorite things. All the information there, we spent a lot of time writing out and working with the people helping us out.
This book would make a great Valentine's gift to any Jonas-crazed fan! Any funny Valentine's stories/memories?
Kevin: We've been on the road pretty much most Valentine's Days.
Nick: We played a couple of shows on Valentine.s Day; it's extra special that day. Extra Valentine's-y. Gift-friendly. We get/give lots of gifts that day.
Speaking of romance, are you old-fashioned guys that open doors for women and pay for the bills. Who should pay on a first date: boy, girl, or split?
All: We get the bills. Absolutely.
Split the bill ever?
Joe: No, never. We always take care of the bill.
Even if she insists?
Joe: Never, still don't let her.
Nick: That would be the last date . . . Ha ha, just kidding.
Any fun date ideas that wouldn't cost a lot of money?
Nick: If there's a carnival in town, that's always fun. All the games, too, are classic dating material.
So there you have it girls — if you're ever lucky enough to go on a date with a Jonas, head to the carnival and let him pay!
And keep an eye out for Scholastic News Online's review of Burning Up: On Tour with the Jonas Brothers in their Kids Read section!
— Carly H., STACKS Staffer