Surf's Up

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$18.95  $17.62
Northsouth Books
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11.1 X 8.5 X 0.4 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Kwame Alexander is a poet, author of 18 books, and recipient of the 2015 Newbery Medal for his novel, THE CROSSOVER. The founder of two literacy organizations: Book-in-a-Day and LEAP for Ghana, he regularly travels the world conducting writing/publishing


*Starred Review: "Working in saturated colors and boldly graphic textures, he [Miyares] sends these big-eyed, freaked-out frogs hurtling (often literally) between fantasy and reality. It s a wild ride on the sea of imagination, and a rousing high-five to the power of reading."- Publishers Weekly"
"A joyful and humor-filled ode to the magic of imagination and reading." Kiera Parrott, School Library Journal"
"Bright and colorful page spreads illustrate the personalities of the active protagonists, as well as the action-packed scenes of Dude s book...A fun romp with a twist." Lolly Gepson, Booklist"
*Starred Review: "Miyares' edge-to-edge illustrations, full of motion, capture in these frog characters a friendship that offers space to be oneself, with a nice reversal at the end: Dude has his nose in the book ("WHOA, DADDY-O"), and Bro catches a wave ("COWABUNGA!"). Newbery winner (The Crossover, 2014) 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