Hip-Hop Lollipop

by Susan Montanari and Brian Pinkney

Lollie just can’t stop dancing. Even though Mama says “Lollipop stop!”... read more

Lollie just can’t stop dancing. Even though Mama says “Lollipop stop!” and “Time for bed. Bed.” When Lollie dances with sister, Daddy reminds her it’s bedtime. “Teeth brushing. / Music crushing! / Bass thumping. / Shoulders pumping!” Finally, she’s in her pjs and turns the music low. “She can still hear it, though.” Daddy turns the lights down. “Last rotation. Relaxation. Eyes close, but just then …” It turns out Lollie dances in her dreams, too, in this smile-inducing story featuring a young Black girl. Watercolor and India ink illustrations full of energy and movement capture Lollie’s joy, and the love and patience of her family. (Ages 3–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2019

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