Acclaimed artist Shadra Strickland makes her author/illustrator debut in a joyful picture book celebrating a community at play.
It’s a sunny spring day, and the tic tac tic tac of jump ropes hitting the ground floats through the wind.
Everyone lines up for a turn at double dutch. The Delancy twins, double dutch divas. Leroy Jones with the hip-hop tricks. Even Ms. Mabel, showing the youngstas how it’s done.
And after a day of fun, when the street lights start to flicker, it’s time to . . . jump out!
With gate folds that reveal hidden surprises, a bold graphic style, and an exuberance that leaps off the page, this energetic picture book will make readers of all ages get up on their feet!
Illustrator’s note. Gatefolds. Full-color illustrations were created with Procreate with scanned digital textures.
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