A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Provides several examples of rhyming words and onomatopoeia (sound words).
Never give up. Believe in yourself. Rely on your support system. Honesty is the best policy. Teamwork makes the dream work. Be proud of your progress.
Positive Role Models
Karma is a confident young girl who persists through adversity, is honest about her struggles, and relies on her support system. Daddy is loving and fun and a leader in his community, and always has Karma's back.
Portrays the undeniable bond and unconditional love between a Black father and his daughter, the young Black female main character.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Daddy and Me and the Rhyme to Be is the first children's book by actor, rapper, and philanthropist Chris Bridges (also known as Ludacris). He's the creator of Karma's World, the show on which the book is based. The book is full of fun wordplay, from daddy-daughter rhymes like "Me and Daddy, we do everything together / Hangin' with my daughter makes everything better!" to a full-page spread of fun sound words like "Honk" and "QUACK" and "Pfft-a" that brings musicality to the story. Bold colors and various fonts and text sizes create a visually fun reading experience. The book highlights loving Black families, honoring Black fathers and confident Black girls.
Is It Any Good?
The special daddy-daughter bond cannot be denied in this charming picture book. Vivid and vibrant, Daddy and Me and the Rhyme to Be delivers on fun wordplay, adorable illustrations, endearing characters, and positive diverse representations, making it a fine addition to the Karma's World brand.
There's much for families to discuss, from language arts to character building. Young readers will relate to Karma's confidence and struggles while having fun with the whimsical rhymes. Grown-ups will laugh alongside their young readers and will love that there's so much for kids to learn in the colorful pages.
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