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Surf's up / Newbery Medalist, Kwame Alexander ; illustrated by Daniel Miyares.

Alexander, Kwame, (author.). Miyares, Daniel, (illustrator.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780735842205
  • ISBN: 0735842205
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York : North-South Books, [2015]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Surf's up! Not yet, Dude! Books are boring! Not this one! Bro and Dude have very different ideas about how to spend the day at the beach. But as Bro continues to gasp and cheer as he reads his book (Moby Dick), Dude can't help but get curious. Before you can shout 'Surf's up!' both frogs are sharing the same adventure, that is, until they get to the beach.-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8.
Grades Preschool-3.
AD50L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader LG 1.2 0.5 180960
Subject: Reading > Juvenile fiction.
Books > Juvenile fiction.
Surfing > Juvenile fiction.
Whales > Juvenile fiction.
Frogs > Juvenile fiction.
Adventure and adventurers.
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Moby Dick > Juvenile fiction.

Syndetic Solutions - Publishers Weekly Review for ISBN Number 9780735842205
Surf's Up
Surf's Up
by Alexander, Kwame; Miyares, Daniel (Illustrator)
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Surf's Up

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"You'd rather read a book than go to the beach?" A surfer frog named Dude can't believe that his fellow surfer frog Bro is sticking with a "boring" book instead of hanging 10. But after hearing Bro's running commentary on the book's Moby-Dick-esque plot, Dude gets just as carried away. "Batten down the hatches!" shouts Bro, who has cast himself as Ahab in the midst of a mighty storm. "Do what to the what?" asks Dude-but he's right there on board the ship, too. Alexander, the 2015 Newbery Medalist for The Crossover, starts off at full throttle and never lets up: almost every line of this all-dialogue story ends in an exclamation point, and the liberal use of bright, all-caps typography ratchets up the emotions even higher. But the real excitement is in Miyares's (Float) wondrously rollicking drawings. Working in saturated colors and boldly graphic textures, he 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. Ages 4-8. Illustrator's agency: Studio Goodwin Sturges. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Syndetic Solutions - School Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 9780735842205
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Surf's Up
by Alexander, Kwame; Miyares, Daniel (Illustrator)
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PreS-K-Bro and Dude, two frog friends, have differing ideas about what makes for a fun day at the beach. Dude, dressed in swim trunks, surfboard in hand, is totally ready to catch some waves. Bro, meanwhile, has his head buried in a book (Moby-Dick) and wants to keep reading. Despite his claim that "books are boring," Dude finds himself increasingly interested in the story about a man looking for a whale. As the characters make their way to the seashore, Bro reads aloud and the illustrations transform to showcase the action of Melville's classic tale, cleverly substituting Bro the frog in the place of Captain Ahab. Pirate lingo ("Batten down the hatches!") and surfer slang ("Cowabunga!") enliven the story and will have young listeners giggling. Miyares's digitally created illustrations are expressive and full of energy and motion-a perfect complement to Alexander's simple yet buoyant text. VERDICT A joyful and humor-filled ode to the magic of imagination and reading.-Kiera Parrott, School Library Journal © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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