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Move the Crowd

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Innovative illustrator Kirk Parrish brings the iconic song “Move the Crowd” to life for the first time as a children’s picture book. 

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before October 6, 2020.

Forthcoming: 10/6/20

$16.95 $12.71

What people are saying…

“A young Black boy’s passion for beats and lyrics comes alive as he expresses his thoughts by listening to spoken words through his boombox . . . The boy’s imagination comes alive as he draws everyone into the beat, into the rap, into the musical vortex that takes him to another world where he explains the importance of great beats and sounds to other children and introduces them to the party of perfect rhymes, lyrics, and sensation. Parrish’s wonderful drawings, a version of graffiti fused with a narrative arc, show an array of colorful words that seem to jump off the page . . . Rap music is a story, perfectly suited to the picture book form, and this book is sure to move the crowd.”
School Library Journal

Included in Publishers Weekly‘s Fall 2020 Children’s Announcements


Description

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before October 6, 2020.

Move the Crowd is the latest from LyricPop, a children’s picture book collection by LyricVerse and Akashic Books.

With knowledge of self, there’s nothing I can’t solve
At 360 degrees I revolve
This is actual fact, it’s not an act, it’s been proven
Indeed and I proceed to make the crowd keep moving . . .

Innovative illustrator Kirk Parrish brings the iconic song “Move the Crowd” to life for the first time as a children’s picture book. The lyrics to Eric B. and Rakim’s hit song provide the inspiration for this instant classic.

Follow along as Parrish pairs the lyrics with colorful illustrations about a boy being absorbed into his stereo and dropped into a colorless world where the music is dull and the people uninspired. The ensuing transformation he brings to the crowd with his music is one that the whole family can enjoy together.


Book Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Published: 10/6/20
  • IBSN: 9781617758492
  • e-IBSN: 9781617759000

Authors

Eric Barrier (song lyrics)

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William Griffin (song lyrics)

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KIRK PARRISH grew up on a little island just outside of Seattle. As a youngster, he developed a fondness for scribbling caped superheroes and yearned to one day become a grand-master ninja. Today, Parrish has (mostly) put down his ninja aspirations and is an illustrator and designer, currently based in Seattle. Over the last decade, his artwork has appeared in video games, animation, publishing, and advertising. Move the Crowd is his latest children’s book.

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