O is for Old School (Hardcover)

A Hip Hop Alphabet for B.I.G. Kids Who Used to be Dope

By James Tyler, Ella Cohen (Illustrator)

Wide Eyed Editions, 9781786031372, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2018

List Price: 14.99*
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O is for Old School takes you on an alphabetical journey through the most iconic words and phrases in hip-hop. You'll soon learn that for new parents these words have new meanings: now Peace comes at naptime, a Hood is worn on a head and when they Flow it’s going to get wet. This book is your chance to become the freshest parent in your playgroup; while your lil' one learns their ABCs like a G.

About the Author

James Tyler started out in television comedy development and now works with clients like The Beano, Just Eat and Jagermeister as a Copywriter & Art Director. He has a BA in scriptwriting from Northumbria University.  His favourite hip hop album is Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest. His childhood dream was to be the Fresh Prince and have a pet T-Rex. James lives and works in East London.

Ella Cohen is an illustrator who draws on her love of printmaking and years spent in the Israeli sun to create work that is warm, witty, and playful. She graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and is currently a student at Berlin Weissensee School of Art. Her work has been acknowledged and showcased by the Society of Illustrators, The association of Illustration, Illustrative Berlin, and many others. Her hero is Angelica from Rugrats and she loves chocolate-covered pretzels. Ella lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Praise For O is for Old School: A Hip Hop Alphabet for B.I.G. Kids Who Used to be Dope

'Written by James Tyler and illustrated by Ella Cohen, O is for Old School has had people in stitches around the DA office and quite rightly too as this is one hilariously novel idea.’
- Digital Arts

‘A witty look at the alphabet using hip-hop references, perfect for streetwise new parents on the block. This is a gold-plated must read.'
- Baby Magazine