If hip-hop is your jam and you have (or know) a little homie in serious need of a street-smart education in early literacy, then you’ve got to get your hands on A B to Jay-Z  —  the coolest kids book of ABCs ever.


Introducing your child to iconic legends of hip-hop, like Snoop Dog, Eazy E, Tupac and LL Cool J, as well as some of the industry’s newest artists like Kendrick Lamar and J Cole, this book is a welcome change the ABCs of apples, bears and cats. Sure, they’re cute, but in a world awash with soft and cuddly nursery rhymes, a book where the real-life vibrancy of urbanity abounds is just what Dr. Dre ordered.


This is exactly what creators and expectant parent Jessica Chiha thought, but when they looked around for an edgier, more relevant option for their child’s book of ABCs, they could only find those warm and fuzzy options. Rather than settle, they created one themselves, attracting the uncontestable talents of acclaimed Australian street artist Alex Lehours and garnering the support of other parents from around the world.


With vibrant, captivating illustrations and a hand-picked selection of some of the most classic and contemporary hip-hop artists to ever bust a rhyme, A B to Jay-Z has gone on to sell out in its first couple of print runs. Luckily for parents, they can pre-order for the next round right now.


This is a book for parents and educators who think a thorough education is a well-rounded education. It’s a book that will spark a love for reading, as well a passion for the colourful characters and implacable sounds of the hip-hop world. It’s a book that will ensure that kids have the most undeniably deft rap game this side of the playground. Perhaps best of all, it’s a book parents can enjoy with their children for years to come.


As the book says, “If you're having alphabet problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but my ABC's ain't one.”