Surfer Chick

Surfer Chick Cover

Surfer Chick

By Kristy Dempsey; Henry Cole (Illustrator)

ABRAMS, Hardcover, 9781419701887, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2012

" 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 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.