Surf's Up by Kwame Alexander

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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.
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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. Newbery Award Medal Winner, Kwame Alexander, and Daniel Miyares have joined forces to give little listeners a wild ride.
 

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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 workshops at schools and conferences. Kwame has owned several publishing companies, written for stage and television (TLC's "Hip Hop Harry"), recorded a CD, produced jazz and book festivals, hosted a radio show, worked for the U.S. Government, and taught high school. In 2015, Kwame will serve as the Bank Street College of Education's first writer-in-residence. Visit him at KwameAlexander.com.Daniel Miyares is an author and illustrator of stories for children. He grew up in the foothills of South Carolina before studying at Ringling College of Art and Design. After graduating with a BFA in illustration, he headed west to Kansas City where he now lives with his wife and their two children. Since then he has collaborated with a number of clients including Hallmark Cards, Inc., Simon & Schuster, Charlesbridge Publishing, Imagine Books, The New York Times, National Geographic, Spider Magazine, Ladybug Magazine, and the Kansas City Star.
 
Published January 1, 2016 by NorthSouth. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Sports & Outdoors.
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on Nov 03 2015

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.

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