Book Description: This kinetic rap-rhyming tale defiantly puts the fun back in funky. Timmy is determined to hip-hop his way to becoming the world's youngest turntable DeeJay champion. He realizes that 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." Readers will have a hip-hop-till-they-drop good time as they discover, along with Timmy, the key to ultimate success is through perseverance, commitment, and dedication. In order to gain the attention of today's youth, you must first speak their language. The author's decision to use rap was influenced by the fact that he knows today's kids have much more in common with rap music and hip-hop culture than they do with Jazz or the Blues. Turntable Timmy comes with a CD--in a plastic sleeve, in the back of the book--featuring four tracks produced by world-renowned turntable champion, DJ Q-Bert. On the second track ("Turntable Timmy) the text from the story will be delivered in a free-style rap, performed by author Michael Perry.