Shop our selection of books, gifts and stationery
By Clark Taylor,Illustrated by Jan Thompson Dicks
Be the first to review this product
With a beat reminiscent of hip hop or rap music, a well known nursery rhyme is brilliantly transformed into a powerful poem about the tragic problem of illegal drugs and its victims. From the harvesting of the coca plants to dealers and gangs to the innocent crack babies born everyday, cocaine's journey is starkly traced from beginning to end. The rhythmic text, which is realistic but not moralizing, will appeal to teenagers and adults. But it is also accessible for even very young children, making this a valuable resource for parents, teachers, librarians, caregivers, and everyone else who is looking for a way to broach this difficult subject. A list of organizations is provided for those seeking help for a loved one or a way out for themselves. A forword by children's advocate Michael Pritchard teaches us that we are all victims of this debilitating drug but reminds us that we also have the ability to change our world.
Clark Taylor has worked as a bartender, an oil field laborer, and a jail services volunteer but now makes his living as a comedian. Mr. Taylor lives in New York City.Jan Thompson Dicks is the illustrator of The House That Crack Built, published by Chronicle Books in 1992 to extraordinary critical acclaim. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register
Zoo-Gooders! For our fourth annual company Volunteer Day, over 100 employees pulled on galoshes and garden gloves to help clean up the San Francisco Zoo.Read more
CUSTOMER SERVICE: 1-800-759-0190
If you leave now without finalizing your purchase, your work will be lost.