Author: Dan Gutman
Illustrator: Tim Bowers
Published: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Harper Collins
Review: library book
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk
Meet Rappy the Raptor, a velociraptor who speaks in rhymes all of the time, whether it's morning or noon, October or June. Now, how did it happen that he started rappin'? Well, here's Rappy's story in all its glory!
New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman and New York Times bestselling artist Tim Bowers team up for a funny, warm story that is sure to have readers snapping their fingers and tapping their toes! Parents and kids alike will love bopping along as Rappy learns to embrace his unusual way of speaking in this upbeat picture book with a dino-size beat.
I saw this book on the shelf, read the title and decided that it had to be a good book.
A and I had a blast laughing at how this raptor told his story by rapping.
We learn how Rappy the raptor talks but not in the normal way. He likes to rhyme and rap and we learn what caused him to be like that. Very cute and fun to read, the pictures are wonderful and really go with the story.
I think A and I will be looking into more stories of Rappy the Raptor and see what else he has to rhyme and rap about.
The author of over 80 books in a little over a decade of writing, Dan Gutman has written on topics from computers to baseball. Beginning his freelance career as a nonfiction author dealing mostly with sports for adults and young readers, Gutman has concentrated on juvenile fiction since 1995. His most popular titles include the time-travel sports book Honus and Me and its sequels, and a clutch of baseball books, including The Green Monster from Left Field. From hopeful and very youthful presidential candidates to stunt men, nothing is off limits in Gutman's fertile imagination. As he noted on his author Web site, since writing his first novel, They Came from Centerfield, in 1994, he has been hooked on fiction. "It was fun to write, kids loved it, and I discovered how incredibly rewarding it is to take a blank page and turn it into a WORLD."
Gutman was born in New York City in 1955, but moved to Newark, New Jersey the following year and spent his youth there.