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ISBN13: 9780061756900
ISBN10: 0061756903
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Publisher Comments:

Whoa!

Dude!

Learning to read surf-speak has never been so easy, or so much fun! It's, like, totally radical! (If you need a little extra help, check out the non-bogus glossary at the back of the book.) For beach boys and surfer girls of all ages.

Review:

"Pliscou and Dunne, in their first children's book, spoof Dick and Jane with an introduction to surfer lingo, set in squeaky-clean SoCal environs. Dude, a blond boy in sunglasses, hits the beach with his surfboard, his 'most excellent dog' Bud, and his pal Betty, 'a righteous surf bunny.' 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 Dunne's earnest illustrations of Dude hanging 10, wiping out, and visiting a taco stand for 'a bodacious burrito' — things Dick and Jane never dreamed of. In the book's funniest moment, Bud scarfs down Dude's lunch ('Most heinous, Bud!'). Girls may raise an eyebrow when Betty works on her tan while Dude surfs (to her credit, Betty later steps into the ocean with her board); parents may do the same when Dude and Betty flee the 'gnarly scene' at home after the boy's parents ask if he's cleaned his room and done his homework. A glossary that defines terms like 'awesome,' 'bummer,' and 'cranking' closes out this tongue-in-cheek primer. All ages. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Review:

"Catch a wave with Dude and Betty in Lisa Pliscou's vivid children's book. It's a most excellent adventure...Give Dude as a present to the expectant surfer parents you know, or, for that, matter, to anyone with small kids who like adventure. Dude is a light, colorful lark of a tale...just like a day at the beach." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"A hilarious take on the old children's readers Fun with Dick and Jane, with language like it was written by those righteous dudes, Bill and Ted...The illustrations are colorful, clean and just make you want to grab your board and head to the beach with Dude and Betty." Associated Press

Review:

"The formulaic blandness of the old 'Dick and Jane' early readers seems to make them an irresistible target for ironic hipsters. With Dude: Fun With Dude and Betty, Lisa Pliscou has turned the familiar style into something hilarious by applying it to surf culture. We meet Dude, a blond kid of about 12, on his way to the beach: 'Dude is a way cool guy.' Dude waves at us, and already we're smiling...Tom Dunne's sunny, retro illustrations perfectly match the good-natured tone of the text. Young readers may need help puzzling out words like 'bodacious' and 'cruisemobile,' but their chuckling parents won't mind." The Wall Street Journal

Review:

"This cheeky debut pokes fun at traditional reading primers while reveling in California surf culture...Readers will be stoked about this fresh, funny, way-cool slice of Americana." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Learning to read has never been so rad." Boardistan

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jodans, December 13, 2011 (view all comments by jodans)
Dude by Lisa Pliscou uses familiar Dick and Jane syntax to portray a young surfer's life and language. Dude's story is told in a non-bogus way to learn surf-speak. Readers will love Bud, Dude's cool four-legged companion! The author plays with surfer lingo, sure to bring fun and laughter, as an exceptional way to learn new vocabulary. This book is replete with realistically bold and colorful illustrations, placing the reader into Dude's scene.
Our family loves this book - including our 14 and 12 year old sons. I highly recommend this delightfully humorous , fun and educational book for adults as well as children.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061756900
Author:
Pliscou, Lisa
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Author:
Dunne, Tom
Subject:
Water Sports
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-Water Sports
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
All
Language:
English
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 0.25 in 8.88 oz
Age Level:
from 1

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Children's » Humor
Children's » Science Fiction and Fantasy » General
Children's » Sports and Outdoors » Sports Fiction » General
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Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Football » General

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Pliscou and Dunne, in their first children's book, spoof Dick and Jane with an introduction to surfer lingo, set in squeaky-clean SoCal environs. Dude, a blond boy in sunglasses, hits the beach with his surfboard, his 'most excellent dog' Bud, and his pal Betty, 'a righteous surf bunny.' 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 Dunne's earnest illustrations of Dude hanging 10, wiping out, and visiting a taco stand for 'a bodacious burrito' — things Dick and Jane never dreamed of. In the book's funniest moment, Bud scarfs down Dude's lunch ('Most heinous, Bud!'). Girls may raise an eyebrow when Betty works on her tan while Dude surfs (to her credit, Betty later steps into the ocean with her board); parents may do the same when Dude and Betty flee the 'gnarly scene' at home after the boy's parents ask if he's cleaned his room and done his homework. A glossary that defines terms like 'awesome,' 'bummer,' and 'cranking' closes out this tongue-in-cheek primer. All ages. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "Catch a wave with Dude and Betty in Lisa Pliscou's vivid children's book. It's a most excellent adventure...Give Dude as a present to the expectant surfer parents you know, or, for that, matter, to anyone with small kids who like adventure. Dude is a light, colorful lark of a tale...just like a day at the beach."
"Review" by , "A hilarious take on the old children's readers Fun with Dick and Jane, with language like it was written by those righteous dudes, Bill and Ted...The illustrations are colorful, clean and just make you want to grab your board and head to the beach with Dude and Betty."
"Review" by , "The formulaic blandness of the old 'Dick and Jane' early readers seems to make them an irresistible target for ironic hipsters. With Dude: Fun With Dude and Betty, Lisa Pliscou has turned the familiar style into something hilarious by applying it to surf culture. We meet Dude, a blond kid of about 12, on his way to the beach: 'Dude is a way cool guy.' Dude waves at us, and already we're smiling...Tom Dunne's sunny, retro illustrations perfectly match the good-natured tone of the text. Young readers may need help puzzling out words like 'bodacious' and 'cruisemobile,' but their chuckling parents won't mind."
"Review" by , "This cheeky debut pokes fun at traditional reading primers while reveling in California surf culture...Readers will be stoked about this fresh, funny, way-cool slice of Americana."
"Review" by , "Learning to read has never been so rad."
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