Surfer Chick by Kristy Dempsey

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“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

“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

HONORS winner: 2012 National Parenting Publications Book Awards


About Kristy Dempsey

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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.
Published January 15, 2013 by Abrams Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“Two birds of a feather— / a chick and her dad— / lived by the shore / in a radical pad.

Mar 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Surfer Chick

Publishers Weekly

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Chick, a long-lashed tan chicken in a green two-piece bathing suit, is determined to make her surfer-star father proud. Peppered with surf lingo, Dempsey’s (Mini Racer) verses occasionally stretch to

Mar 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Surfer Chick

A Patchwork of Books

When the bear first stands after waking up, a double page illustration runs vertically across the width of the book, (the book must be turned for proper viewing), emphasizing his intimidating size.

Jan 28 2017 | Read Full Review of Surfer Chick

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