Surf’s Up

Board Book

$ 7.95 US / $ 10.95 CAD 8 x 6.125 24 pages / ages 0 to 3 ISBN: 978-0-7358-4313-4


Surf’s Up

Board Book

Surf’s up, Bro! Not yet, Dude. Books are boring. Not this one!

Newbery Award Winner Kwame Alexander’s bouncy ode to the joy of reading is available in board book format.

Bro and Dude have very different ideas about how to spend a day at the beach. But as Bro continues to gasp and cheer while he reads his book (Moby Dick), Dude can’t help getting pulled in—literally. Before you can shout “Surf’s up!” both frogs are sharing the same adventure— that is, until they get to the beach. Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander and illustrator Daniel Miyares join forces to give readers a wild ride in this playful board book celebrating the joys of summer and reading.

It’s a wild ride on the sea of imagination, and a rousing high-five to the power of reading.
Publishers Weekly, starred review

Newbery Award winner Alexander's humorous, tautly poetic dialogue between friends begs to be read aloud to small listeners or by new readers, and these frogs have cultural punch that many plain-vanilla animal characters lack. The nod to Moby-Dick is a bonus. A warmhearted tribute to reading.
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

With their strategic use of color and line, the illustrations work well with Alexander’s snappy, spare text (all in dialogue) to create a high-energy tribute to the power of a good book.
The Horn Book

joyful and humor-filled ode to the magic of imagination and reading
School Library Journal