Thursday, October 14, 2021

‘The Rapping Princess" - a bookwrap


The Rapping Princess

by Hannah Lee 

illustrated by Allen Fatimaharan


* Ages:  4-8

* Grade Level:  PS-3

* Hardcover:  32 pages

* Publisher:  Faber & Faber

* Pub. Date:  Oct. 12, 2021

* Language:  English  

Editorial Reviews

"Full of fun and perfect to read aloud, with excellent rhymes and fantastic illustrations to enjoy together - we think it will soon become a new family favorite!" -- Booktrust

"An inspiring story... The illustrations are wonderful, full of stunning colours and stylish details." -- My Shelves Are Full

"A tale to encourage youngsters to seek their own talent, and to persevere when faced with disappointment. The book glows in colors throughout." -- Books For Keeps

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for you




The Book   

Here is a story that everyone should know. 

It's the tale of a princess named Shiloh. 

She lived in a kingdom, not far from yours, 

in a grand house with a swimming pool and fourteen floors. 

I know that sounds too big but here's the thing: 

her mother and father were the Queen and King. 

Being a princess is a tough job for someone so small. 

It's even harder when you've a problem you can't solve at all. 

You see, every princess in the kingdom could sing. 

Yet Shiloh's voice could do no such thing . . .

Shiloh is an adorable little princess who hasn't found her voice.  Her problem?  Every other princess in the kingdom could sing but not Shiloh.  She explored all options to make that happen but to no avail.  Then one day when coming back from class she heard visiting princes beating on their hands and chest and making a sound that was true music to her ears.... they were rapping!  

Right then and there Shiloh found her voice.  She joined the princes and showed her true colours.  She definitely was a rapper at heart.  But would the others in the kingdom accept her new found talent? 

This delightful book is about exploring and discovering your own unique talents, embracing your differences and then celebrating them!  The illustrations are colourful, expressive and detailed.  This rhyming book will be a hit with hip-hop fans and may even encourage some to try to rap on their own.  I love the energetic vibe of the book and I highly recommend it.  

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

Hannah Lee was born in London, where she still lives. She always loved books, but yearned to see more stories that featured children like her - so now she is writing them!My Hair was her debut picture book, which was Highly Commended in the 2017 FAB Prize for writing.

About the Illustrator

Allen Fatimaharan was born in Sri Lanka, but grew up in Southern India and France. Now living in the UK, he works as an illustrator and animator. In 2018 he won second place in the FAB Prize for illustration.My Hair is his first picture book.

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