“Rappy the Raptor” by Dan Gutman. (Book Review)

“My name is Dolly and I’d like to say, I think you should read the book “Rappy the Raptor” today!” (How was that for Dolly’s first rap? haha!) The New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman and New York Times bestselling artist Tim Bowers combine talents to introduce us to Rappy the Raptor, a velociraptor who speaks in rhymes all of the time, ever since he bumped his head on the shed. Rappy raps the story of how his family took him to the doctor to see if they could diagnose why he raps instead of talks. I laughed out loud at some of the simply silly raps about Rappy’s “peeps”, how the doctors “checked him in the rear” and made him “pee in pots”!!! Too funny text thrown in the rollicking rhymes! Although this book drops mad beats yo, it’s definitely the kind of easy, smooth rhyme your little one will love. Dolly loved the silly faces and hearing the book read aloud made her giggle. The illustrations were bold, bright and totally silly. As a parent I appreciated the “screaming” ambulance as a throwback to The Flinstones! Snap your fingers, bop your head get down with yo’ bad self as you read this funny, musical book and you can even check out Rappy’s rap video at www.hc.com/rappytheraptor !

Title: Rappy the Raptor
Author: Dan Gutman
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: April 28, 2015
Pages: 40