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Surfer Chick Hardcover – May 1, 2012

4.9 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

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About the Author

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.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Lexile Measure: 520L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (May 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419701886
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419701887
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #124,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Awwwww! So young Chick says, "I hatched on the beach, dude. The ocean's my turf. I swim like a duck. Will you teach me to surf?" Her waaaaay cool Dad gets her a new pink board, gives her the basics, and she's off. To a butt-bouncing, teeth-jarring wipe-out. Babe, we can FEEL that one and the marvelously expressive drawings make clear a time-out to fill up again on courage is needed. What happens next makes for a super chick-dad story, for encouraging perseverance, and let's hear it for the creativity of the new wave of surfers.

This is a neat mixture of authentic (I live in Kona near Banyan's & can vouch for those waves, board shorts & expressions) and go for it imagination by author Dempsey & illustrator Cole. Accompanying the worthy story are colorful full-page illustrations, clever verse, and enough action to hold attention from about 3 to 6 years old chicks & dudes..

A little backstory: about 30 years ago, there were not too many surfer chicks, particularly among the top competitors. Now, go for it, gals and guys!

Buyer Alert? The book is a big, glossy-paper 10" x10" super-size square, not a board book in the just-hatched chicks sense. Also, Dad to me looks more like a mighty well-fed hen than a rooster (no comb,hen-like tail feathers rather than a noble cock tail) although most children probably won't notice. Not a deal-breaker for me. A 1 year old who has already been on the board and her ripped surfer-dude Dad are getting this for Father's Day and I feel sure they are gonna LOVE it.
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This book is SO, SO fun. Kids will adore it and will want to hear it again and again. And the illustrations, with their vibrant colors and with Surfer Chick's hilarious expressions, complement the text perfectly.
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Cowabunga! This is an adorable book, perfect for preschoolers! The bright colors are really eye-catching and the rhyming text tells a great story of perseverance!
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I read this to a group of 6-9 year olds, and they loved hearing it as much as I loved reading it. It's got a great theme (perseverance), a nice father-daughter relationship, wonderful rhyming, and a great selection of vocabulary. After I finished reading, they begged me to read it again.

I bought the kindle version, but used it on my computer to read it to the group--I really liked how you can click on the words to enlarge them. This way, the kids could read parts of the sentences, and ask about words they didn't recognise.

I enjoy the book so much, I'd like to have a hardback copy as well!
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This rhyming story includes plenty of beachy slang. A young chick and her dad take to the beach to teach her how to surf in this wacky picture book. Cole's acrylic, colored pencil and watercolor illustrations are bright and colorful, with expressive cartoonish faces for all the anthropomorphized chickens featured in this story. Pair Surfer Chick with Rhinos Who Surf by Julie Mammano or Pig Kahuna by Jennifer Satler for a beachy storytime and don't forget to include this around Father's Day as well.
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What an amazing story of a little beach girl and her loving daddy. Every little girl will want this book read to her whether she's a surfer chick or not. Kudos to the author for understanding the need to be loved and honored by the father!
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Great book! I would recommend for boys and girls. I recently saw this book as a Top Pick in People Magazine. Kristy Dempsey is one of the best children's book authors!!
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By jamie souza on September 20, 2012
Format: Hardcover
My son loves this book. At 2.5 we read it several times a week. I'll be buying copies for Christmas gifts!
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