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Book Review: Daddy and Me and the Rhyme to Be

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A little girl tries to match the quality of her father’s music-making in this charming little book by rapper Ludacris. Read on for a review of Daddy and Me and the Rhyme to Be by Chris Bridges and Halcyon Person.

Daddy and Me Rhyme to be

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About Daddy and Me and the rhyme to be

A humorous and heartwarming picture book from legendary musician Chris “Ludacris” Bridges about the special bond between father and daughter.

Karma and her daddy love to make music together! Karma sets up the rhyme and daddy finishes it. Together, they’re the perfect team! But when it’s time for Karma to write her daddy a rap for his birthday all on her own, she can’t quite make it perfect. What rhymes with banana anyway? Told with heart and humor, Karma soon realizes that she never has to do anything alone as long as she has daddy by her side.

Daddy and Me and the rhyme to be review

In Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Halycon Person’s new picture book Daddy and Me and the Rhyme to Be readers meet Karma, a charming little girl who loves her Dad to the moon and back. Karma’s Dad makes music and Karma is inspired to create rhymes too, however, it’s much more difficult than she originally thinks.

Daddy and Me Rhyme to be

Creating rhymes on her own doesn’t lead to much except frustration, so Karma confides to her Dad that she wants to create a rhyme for his birthday. The two work together to complete several verses which reminds young readers that sometimes it’s helpful to ask for help from an adult if you’re frustrated.

The bright illustrations by Parker-Nia Gordon imagines father and daughter creating rhymes together and the magical places they dream of when creating. Subtle details like curly hair textures, brown skin tones, and the use of a silk bonnet (!!) add touches that are important for Brown girls to see themselves in the story.

Rating: 4/5 stars

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