Hop chooses his words carefully; he raps slowly. Hip spits out words lightning-fast, dazzling people with his speed. Both big hip hop fans and artists, they meet at a rap competition. Fast doesn't win, and neither does slow. But by working together, they learn how powerful their collaboration can be. In this new version of the tortoise and the hare, hip hop takes centre stage. There's lots of in-jokes in the background images, most of them playing on the names of rap superstars. There's a lot of cleverness in the wordplay and design, and the illustrations have lots of stuff to engage children. Whether you're a hip hop fan, and Aesop fan, or just looking for a fun children's book, this one is worth checking out.
Find it at IndieBound.
Read it with:
Hip Hop Dog by Chris Raschka
The Tortoise and the Hare by Janet Stevens
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