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Surf's Up

Illustrated by Daniel Miyares
Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

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


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.

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, celebrating the joys of summer and reading.

About The Author

Kwame Alexander, is a poet, an educator, a New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one books, and recipient of the Newbery Medal for his novel The Crossover. The founder of two organizations, Book-in-a-Day and LEAP for Ghana, he regularly travels the world as a literacy advocate and expert. Kwame has owned several publishing companies, written for stage and TV (TLC’s “Hip Hop Harry”), recorded a CD, produced jazz and book festivals, hosted a radio show, and taught high school English. In 2015, Kwame served as Bank Street College of Education’s first writer-in-residence. Visit him at KwameAlexander.com.

About The Illustrator

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 lives with his wife and their two children.?He has collaborated with a number of clients, including Hallmark Cards, Simon & Schuster, Charlesbridge Publishing, Imagine Books, The New York Times, National Geographic, Spider magazine, Ladybug magazine, and The Kansas City Star.

Product Details

  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (February 1, 2016)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780735842205
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Raves and Reviews

"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

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