Hip Hop Dog
Author: Chris Raschka
Illustrator: Vladimir Dadunsky
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An uplifting super cool tale of a neglected dog who finds his purpose through rapping and rhyming.
Written by Caldecott Medallist Chris Raschka, this book is a winner! Lyrical and inspiring, Hip Hop Dog is one of those books which kids will want to read again and again.
This little dog does not get a home so has to find his own way in life, which in the big city can be a hard start. He raps about his feelings and so discovers his inner power through verse.
Hip Hop Dog develops his self esteem and turns his differences into positive attributes that show him up as a unique and stylish individual.
Cleverly written with fun and punch, this story is easy for kids to understand.
Readers are shown where to put the emphasis in the each rhyme by the use of bold words. As with any rhyming kids story, you may want to practice the flow of reading it for the best impact.
Hip Hop Dog has a playful spirit which will engage readers young and old. It encourages creativity in writing, rhyming and reading and could also be a useful tool to inspire children who find it harder to engage with books. It introduces this style of artistic expression to kids who have not encountered it before.
The pictures are bold and expressive and their simplistic nature may also resound with kids who can see their energy and may feel this style of illustration is something that they can attempt too.
I would love to hear someone rap this book as I’m sure it would sound exceptional!
Brilliant!!!!!Buy – Hip Hop Dog
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- Age Range: 4 – 8 years
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins
- Publication Date: February, 2010
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061239631
- ASIN: B005FOFOAC
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.4 x 11.5 inches