From Publishers Weekly
Pliscou mimes the sincere voice and meticulous punctuation of an easy reader (“See Dude surf. Whoa! Look at Dude surf. Surf, Dude, surf”). Her humor arises from unexpected vocabulary (“Stokaboka!”), paired with earnest illustrations of Dude hanging 10, wiping out, and visiting a taco stand for a “bodacious burrito”—things Dick and Jane never dreamed of.
“Dick and Jane are so bogus! Dude and Betty are way more righteous . . . This will certainly amuse parents. Whether or not kids get the tongue-in-cheekiness, it still works as a book for young people, and a pretty bodacious one at that.”