It's a Wrap! Rappy the Raptor by Dan Gutman
"I'M RHYMIN' AND RAPPIN'
ALL OF THE TIME.
I AM TALKIN' WHEN I'M WALKIN'
AND I'M RHYMIN' WHEN I CLIMB.
When he was a babe Rappy fell out of the nest, and the first words he spoke were not like the rest. He comes from a long line of raptors, not rappers, and his alarmed parents whisk him off to the ER for a checkup.
THE DOCTORS LOOKED ME IN THE EYE
AND LOOKED IN MY EAR.
AND I'M NOT ASHAMED TO SAY
THEY LOOKED ME IN THE REAR!
But the prognosis is not severe.
Rappy's rhyming is not physical. It's not even mental. It seems that his rappin' is purely congenital!
Moms and Dads love their kids the way they are, and Rappy's parents soon learn to appreciate parenting the world's first velociraptor rapper, in Dan Gutman's latest, Rappy the Raptor (Harper, 2015). Rappy right away gets a gig at the zoo, where he promptly has his "peeps" rappin' along just like story circle kids will do when they rhyme along with his story. Along with the jivin' Sultan of Silliness Dan Gutman drops in a little humorous exposure to the emergency room experience and an over-lightly lesson in valuing the differences among us, along with the reading skills that go along with rhyming words. Artist Tim Bowers' bright and funny finger-snappin' illustrations keep it happenin' in this one just made-for-read-aloud sessions.
"A cool addition to most collections," says School Library Journal.
For more dinosaurs-gone-modern summer fun, read this one with Chris Gall's new Dinotrux Dig the Beach.