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Turntable Timmy

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by Vanity, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6


    Stanton is proud to announce it will be distributing the highly acclaimed children’s book, Turntable Timmy, in June exclusively within the MI market. The book—written by award-winning children’s book author Michael Perry and legendary artist Doug Cunningham—is the first to incorporate the four pillars of hip-hop culture: DJing, rapping, b-boying and graf. It also comes with a rap-along CD featuring scratching by world-renowned turntablist DJ Qbert.

    Turntable Timmy answers the call for teachers and parents alike for books written in a hip-hop format. "In 2002 urban youth—regardless of race—have no frame of reference for Spot, Jane and Dick," says author Michael Perry. Instead, Turntable Timmy speaks to children in a language and visual medium they understand and embrace as their own. Stanton’s Director of Sales Henri Cohen relates, “Turntable Timmy will appeal to all DJs who have kids, because it’s the only children’s book about becoming a turntable champion. And many DJs will want the book simply as a collector’s item.”

    Turntable Timmy is the story of a boy determined to hip-hop his way into becoming the world's youngest turntable Deejay champion. He realizes, in order to achieve his dream he must first: "Put in work, day and night, practice makes perfect, gotta get it right. Hard work and dedication—perfection takes practice, now he's quick like a fox, sharp as a cactus."

    This kinetic rap-rhyming tale of self-motivation is sure to move both body and mind. Simultaneously, it plants the seeds of self-esteem and positive aspirations in the heart of every listener. Readers will have a hip-hop-till-they-drop good time, as they discover along with Timmy that the key to ultimate success is through perseverance, commitment, and dedication.

    The book’s illustrator Doug Cunningham has been recognized as a pioneer in the West Coast graffiti art scene since 1984. In 2001, his artwork captivated critics and filmgoers at the Sundance Film Festival with the release of the first ever-animated skratch movie, Wave Twisters (Thud Rumble Inc). Doug now resides in Brooklyn, N.Y. This is his first children's book. Michael Perry is an acclaimed writer of children's fiction. His first book for young readers, Daniel's Ride, was awarded the 2002 Latino Literary Hall of Fame award for Best Children's Picture Book.

    One of hip-hop culture’s foremost journalists, Billy Jam, wrote of Turntable Timmy: "Young parents finally have a cool book that can educate and entertain the next generation of DJs." And Bookpaper applauds Turntable Timmy as "a groundbreaking new picture book, teaching urban children about perseverance, commitment, and dedication in the hip-hop language they can relate to." The San Francisco Chronicle writes that Perry's books give children "The message and the vehicle. He [Perry] is not naive enough to think his books are a panacea, only a seed. And who wouldn't want to plant a few seeds?"
  2. rinse

    rinse Member

    Joined: Dec 28, 2003 Messages: 703 Likes Received: 0
    doesnt Doug Cunningham go by dug one?
    yea he did the wave twisters annimation. he's got some skills. souds cool. sounds even better then that hip kid hop childrens book by doug e. fresh.
    i may pick up a copy for a certain 5 year old i know.
    thanks for the heads up.
  3. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    it's really hip how it's unclear what that kid's race is
  4. killnshit

    killnshit New Jack

    Joined: Feb 16, 2004 Messages: 20 Likes Received: 0
    its sound cool........

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