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Surfer Chick
Surfer Chick
Authors: By Kristy Dempsey, illustrated by Henry Cole
Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1-4197-0188-6
EAN: 9781419701887
Availability: In Stock
Publishing Date: 5/1/2012
Trim Size: 10 x 10
Page Count: 32
Cover: Hardcover with jacket
Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
Price:
$16.95
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About the book
“Two birds of a feather, a chick and her dad, lived by the shore, in a radical pad. A legend in surfing, Chick’s dad ruled the Roost. Chick’s dream was to learn every move he produced.”
So begins the story of a little chick and her dad who take to the beach so she can finally learn how to surf. At first Chick’s mood is foul as she struggles through some gnarly waters, but soon she is catching waves on her own board and even doing righteous tricks, just like her rad dad!
Filled with cool surf lingo, this sweet rhyming picture book is perfect for summer at the beach and for celebrating the love between a father and a daughter.

Praise for Surfer Chick

STARRED REVIEWS
“A most expressive chicken makes a splash in this winning title about learning to surf. Dempsey keeps her groovy, rhyming text tight to create a raplike beat that colorfully describes a young chick’s adventures tackling the waves. A guaranteed ‘Cowabunga!’”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"This is a sweet, spunky story about perseverance and gaining confidence. Acrylic paint and colored pencil with a hot press watercolor make the sunsets dynamic and bright. Totally awesome!"
School Library Journal, starred review

“Rollicking, righteous fun.”
People magazine

AWARD:
HONORS winner: 2012 National Parenting Publications Book Awards



About the author
Kristy Dempsey is the author of Me with You and two other forthcoming picture books. She lives in Brazil. Henry Cole is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of numerous picture books for children, including Chicken Butt! He lives in Wilton Manors, Florida.


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